Synthesis of Polycyclic Aromatic Compounds Via Polyketides

Masahiko Yamaguchi

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Polyketides, biosynthetic intermediates of natural aromatic compounds, are useful in organic synthesis. Various polyketides were prepared by using the Claisen- type reaction of polyanions of β- ketoesters, and the intramolecular condensation to give aromatic compounds were examined. Based on the studies, a new synthetic method for the polycyclic aromatic compounds was developed. The process allows the synthesis of polyoxygenated naphthalene, anthracene, naphthacene, and pentacene derivatives.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)969-982
Number of pages14
JournalJournal of Synthetic Organic Chemistry, Japan
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 1987 Jan 1
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Organic Chemistry


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