Introduction of Nitrogen Atoms in [n]Cyclo-meta-phenylenes via Cross-coupling Macrocyclization

Jing Yang Xue, Koki Ikemoto, Sota Sato, Hiroyuki Isobe

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    Multiple nitrogen atoms were introduced in macrocyclic structures of [n]cyclo-meta-phenylene via a concise one-pot cross coupling between pyridylene and phenylene units. Five congeners of n = 6, 8, 10, 12, and 14 were isolated, and their structures were fully characterized in the crystalline solid state to reveal a variety of macrocyclic structures. The solution-phase analyses showed the presence of flexible macrocyclic structures.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)676-678
    Number of pages3
    JournalChemistry Letters
    Issue number6
    Publication statusPublished - 2016


    • Cyclo-meta-phenylene (CMP)
    • Macrocyclization
    • One-pot cross coupling

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Chemistry(all)


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