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Synthesis of Pinpoint-Fluorinated Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons: Benzene Ring Extension Cycle Involving Microwave-Assisted SNAr Reaction

Synthesis of Pinpoint-Fluorinated Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons: Benzene Ring Extension Cycle Involving Microwave-Assisted SNAr Reaction
Hisanori Imaoka, Kohei Fuchibe, Junji Ichikawa
Fluoroarenes bearing no electron-withdrawing groups (non-activated fluoroarenes) readily underwent nucleophilic aromatic substitution with α-cyanocarbanions under microwave irradiation. The sequence (i) formylalkylation involving the cyanoalkylation of fluoroarenes, (ii) difluorovinylidenation, and (iii) Friedel–Crafts-type cyclization, afforded extended fluoroarenes by one benzene ring per cycle. Furthermore, the performance of multiple cycles successfully provided higher-order pinpoint-fluorinated polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (F-PAHs). Lords of the rings: Fluoroarenes bearing no electron-withdrawing groups (non-activated fluoroarenes) readily underwent nucleophilic aromatic substitution with α-cyanocarbanions under microwave irradiation. The sequence (i) formylalkylation involving cyanoalkylation of fluoroarenes, (ii) difluorovinylidenation, and (iii) Friedel–Crafts-type cyclization, afforded extended fluoroarenes by one benzene ring per cycle. Furthermore, the performance of multiple cycles successfully provided higher-order pinpoint-fluorinated polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (F-PAHs).

Publisher URL: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/resolve/doi

DOI: 10.1002/asia.201700870

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