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Hydroacenes made easy by gold(I) catalysis

Dorel, R.D.; McGonigal, P.R.; Echavarren, A.M.

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R.D. Dorel

A.M. Echavarren


A novel strategy for the synthesis of partially saturated acene derivatives has been developed based on a AuI-catalyzed cyclization of 1,7-enynes. This method provides straightforward access to stable polycyclic products featuring the backbone of the acene series, up to nonacene.


Dorel, R., McGonigal, P., & Echavarren, A. (2016). Hydroacenes made easy by gold(I) catalysis. Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 55(37), 11120-11123.

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Jun 14, 2016
Online Publication Date Jul 6, 2016
Publication Date Sep 5, 2016
Deposit Date Jul 7, 2016
Publicly Available Date Jul 6, 2017
Journal Angewandte Chemie International Edition
Print ISSN 1433-7851
Electronic ISSN 1521-3773
Publisher Wiley
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 55
Issue 37
Pages 11120-11123


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This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: Dorel, R., McGonigal, P. R. and Echavarren, A. M. (2016), Hydroacenes Made Easy by Gold(I). Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 55(37): 1120-1123, which has been published in final form at This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance With Wiley-VCH Terms and Conditions for self-archiving.

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