Copper-catalyzed dimerization fragmentation cyclization reactions of (E)-1-en-4-yn-3-ols as a versatile approach for the synthesis of multisubstituted 1H-cyclopenta[b]naphthalenes.Org Biomol Chem. 2011 Nov 07; 9(21):7461-7.OB
An intermolecular condensation reaction of 1,3,5-triarylenynols catalyzed by copper is developed. This reaction is a straightforward method for the synthesis of highly conjugated 1H-cyclopenta[b]naphthalene. Fluorescent properties have been determined for some of the products.