Enantioselective construction of new chiral cyclic scaffolds using [2 + 2 + 2] cycloaddition

Takanori Shibata*, Toshifumi Uchiyama, Hiroyuki Hirashima, Kohei Endo

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Two types of enantioselective [2 + 2 + 2] cycloadditions of triynes using chiral rhodium catalysts are disclosed. The intramolecular reaction of ortho-aminophenol-tethered triynes provides chiral tripodal compounds. Consecutive inter- and intramolecular reactions of ortho-phenylene-tethered triynes provide chiral tetraphenylenes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)597-605
Number of pages9
JournalPure and Applied Chemistry
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2011


  • Asymmetric synthesis
  • Cage compounds
  • Chirality
  • Cycloaddition
  • Enantio- selectivity
  • Polyaryl compounds
  • Rhodium
  • Tetraphenylenes
  • Triynes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Chemical Engineering(all)


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