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Palladium(ii) catalysed cascade strategy for the synthesis of dibenzo[5,6:7,8]cycloocta[1,2-b]indol-10-ols/-10(15H)-ones: easy access to 1,3,5,7-cyclooctatetraenes (COTs)

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An atom-economic Pd(II)-catalysed cascade cyclisation of 2-(biphenylethynyl)anilines tethered to an aldehyde or cyano group leads to the formation of dibenzo[5,6:7,8]cycloocta[1,2-b]indol-10-ols 6 or dibenzo[5,6:7,8]cycloocta[1,2-b]indol-10(15H)-ones 8 with high yields (up to 95%). The reaction proceeds via amino-palladation of the alkyne followed by nucleophilic addition onto the aldehyde/cyano group. Treatment of 6 with p-TsOH·H2O smoothly provided cyclooctatetraene (COT) derivatives 7.

Graphical abstract: Palladium(ii) catalysed cascade strategy for the synthesis of dibenzo[5,6:7,8]cycloocta[1,2-b]indol-10-ols/-10(15H)-ones: easy access to 1,3,5,7-cyclooctatetraenes (COTs)

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Submitted
01 Oct 2020
Accepted
18 Nov 2020
First published
08 Dec 2020

Chem. Commun., 2020,56, 15659-15662
Article type
Communication

Palladium(II) catalysed cascade strategy for the synthesis of dibenzo[5,6:7,8]cycloocta[1,2-b]indol-10-ols/-10(15H)-ones: easy access to 1,3,5,7-cyclooctatetraenes (COTs)

S. De, M. Jash and C. Chowdhury, Chem. Commun., 2020, 56, 15659
DOI: 10.1039/D0CC06538B

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