Synfacts 2008(3): 0261-0261  
DOI: 10.1055/s-2008-1042709
Synthesis of Materials and Unnatural Products
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Macrocyclic Allenes

Contributor(s): Timothy M. Swager, Brett VanVeller
M. Leclère, A. G. Fallis*
University of Ottawa, Canada
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Publication Date:
21 February 2008 (online)


A general strategy for the synthesis of both acetylene- and allene-containing cyclophanes is discussed. The synthesis features sequential application of the Sonogashira cross-coupling reaction to produce novel enantiopure macrocycles that can be analyzed with circular dichroism.