Efficient synthesis of macrocyclic paracyclophanes by ring-closing metathesis dimerization and trimerization reactions

Jinsung Tae, Young Keun Yang

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(Matrix presented) Ring-closing metathesis reactions of para-disubstituted aromatic substrates produced macrocyclic [n.n]-, and [n.n.n]paracyclophanes efficiently through dimerization and trimerization reactions. Sufficiently long alkyl chains allowed direct monocyclizations to yield [n]paracyclophanes. A small library of paracyclophanes were generated by the combinatorial cross-metathesis approach.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)741-744
Number of pages4
JournalOrganic Letters
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2003 Mar 6


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biochemistry
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry

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