Facile syntheses of anthra[2,3-b] chalcogenophenes

Kazuki Niimi, Eigo Miyazaki, Itaru Osaka, Kazuo Takimiya

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A simple and straightforward method for the synthesis of anthra[2,3-b]furan, anthra[2,3-b]thiophene, and anthra[2,3-b]selenophene from readily available 2-methoxyanthracene is described.

Original languageEnglish
Article numberSS-2012-F0228-OP
Pages (from-to)2102-2106
Number of pages5
JournalSynthesis (Germany)
Issue number13
Publication statusPublished - 2012 May 30
Externally publishedYes


  • anthracene
  • heteroannulation
  • oxygen
  • selenium
  • sulfur

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Organic Chemistry

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