Iridium-catalyzed direct borylation of phenacenes

Shunpei Hitosugi, Yuta Nakamura, Taisuke Matsuno, Waka Nakanishi, Hiroyuki Isobe

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Iridium-catalyzed borylation of phenacenes with bis(pinacolato)diboron proceeds either in an edge-selective manner for diborylation or an edge/side-selective manner for tetraborylation. Multiply borylated [n]phenacenes (n = 3-5) were synthesized in reasonable yields.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1180-1182
Number of pages3
JournalTetrahedron Letters
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Feb 29


  • Borylation
  • Iridium
  • Phenacenes
  • Regio-selectivity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Drug Discovery
  • Organic Chemistry


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