Synfacts 2011(9): 0954-0954  
DOI: 10.1055/s-0030-1261018
Synthesis of Materials and Unnatural Products
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A Modular Approach to Oligoarenes: [2+2+2] Cycloadditions with a New Boramide

Contributor(s): Timothy M. Swager, John B. Goods
L. Iannazzo, K. P. C. Vollhardt, M. Malacria, C. Aubert*, V. Gandon*
Pierre and Marie Curie University, Paris, France and University of California at Berkeley, USA
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Publication Date:
19 August 2011 (online)


The authors report the highly efficient synthesis of a new protected borylated alkyne. The utilization of this species in the well studied metal-catalyzed [2+2+2] cycloadditions provides a synthetic path to multifunctionalized oligoarenes which would be otherwise difficult to access.