(Chemical Equation Presented) Nitrogen-containing 15-membered triacetylenic macrocycles known as 1,6,11-tris(arylsulfonyl)-1,6,11-triazacyclopentadeca-3,8, 13-triynes (1) and enediynic macrocycles called 1,6,11-tris(arylsulfonyl)-1,6, 11-triazacyclopentadeca-3-ene-8,13-diynes (4 and 5) were satisfactorily prepared. [2+2+2] cycloisomerization processes catalyzed by transition metals were tested in the above-mentioned macrocycles. Readily available and familiar cyclotrimerization precatalysts were examined for efficiency. Among them, the RhCl(CO)PPh3)2 complex was found to catalyze the cycloisomerization reaction giving the desired cycloadducts in high yields. © 2005 American Chemical Society.
|Journal||Journal of Organic Chemistry|
|Publication status||Published - 18 Mar 2005|