Cooligomerizations of 3-Substituted 1,5-Hexadiynes with Bis(trimethylsilyl)acetylene Catalyzed by Cobalt. A General Synthesis of Tricyclic Ring Systems from Acyclic Precursors

Raymond Lee Funk, K. Peter C. Vollhardt

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Abstract

A one-step synthesis of polycycles is described which utilizes a CpCo(CO)2-catalyzed cooligomerization of substituted 1.5- hexadiynes with bis(trimethylsilyl)acetylene solvent to produce intermediate benzocyclobutenes which may be subsequently or concomitantly ring opened to furnish intermediate o-xylylenes. The latter dienes react intermolecularly with solvent to yield ultimately 2,3,6,7-tetrakis(trimethylsilyl)naphthalene (6), substrate to a variety of electrophiles. Intramolecular trapping by appended dienophiles results in the formation of tricyclic systems containing ortho-bis-silylated benzenes and a variety of heteroatoms via exo transition states leading to trans ring fused compounds. Only in one case, 31, was a significant proportion of the cis isomer observed. Protodesilylation may be achieved with acid to give the parent systems. In the case of 17 containing an aldehyde as a dienophile the cobalt-catalyzed cyclization results in ketal 22. A general synthetic entry into 3-alkylated 1.5- hexadiynes was found via the in situ generation of l,3,6-trilithio-l,5-hexadiyne.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)5245-5253
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of the American Chemical Society
Volume102
Issue number16
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1980

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Biochemistry
  • Colloid and Surface Chemistry

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