Synfacts 2009(12): 1340-1340  
DOI: 10.1055/s-0029-1218186
Synthesis of Materials and Unnatural Products
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Indenes and Indacenes

Contributor(s): Timothy M. Swager, Brett VanVeller
X. Zhu, C. Mitsui, H. Tsuji*, E. Nakamura*
The University of Tokyo, Japan
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Publication Date:
20 November 2009 (online)


An efficient and modular synthesis of 1H-indenes is presented which was extended to the synthesis of dihydro-s-indacene (6) and diindenoindacene (7). These products were synthesized in excellent yield and exhibit high emission quantum yield.