Synlett 2013; 24(11): 1316-1321
DOI: 10.1055/s-0033-1338456
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Recent Advances in the Synthesis of Bowl-Shaped Aromatic Compounds

Marcin Stępień*
Wydział Chemii, Uniwersytet Wrocławski, ul. F. Joliot-Curie 14, 50-383 Wrocław, Poland   Fax: +48(71)3282348   Email: marcin.stepien@chem.uni.wroc.pl
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Received: 05 March 2013

Accepted after revision: 08 April 2013

Publication Date:
23 April 2013 (online)

Abstract

This review provides a brief account of the methodology used for the synthesis of bowl-shaped aromatic compounds, illustrated by recent literature examples. Special attention is given to the latest developments such as surface-catalyzed cyclodehydrogenations, alumina-mediated ring closures, and the fold-in approach.

 
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