Nickel-catalyzed tetramerization of alkynes: Synthesis and structure of octatetraenes

Tsun Cheng Wu, Jheng Jhih Chen, Yao Ting Wu

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In the presence of a catalytic system comprised of NiBr 2(dppe) and Zn, arylacetylenes undergo tetramerization to form linear octatetraenes, generally in good to excellent yields. The structure of the coupling products was verified by X-ray crystallography.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4794-4797
Number of pages4
JournalOrganic Letters
Issue number18
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Sep 16

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biochemistry
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry


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