König, Burkhard and Ramm, Sonja and Bubenitschek, Peter and Jones, Peter G and Hopf, Henning and Knieriem, Burkhard and Meijere, Armin de
[2.2](4,7)Isobenzofuranophanes - Synthesis, Characterisation and Reactivity.
Chemische Berichte 127 (11), pp. 2263-2266.
The isomeric Diels-Alder adducts 3, obtained by cycloaddition of tetraphenylcyclopentadienone to the 4,5:12,13-bis-(oxanorbornadieno)[2.2]paracyclophanes syn,syn- and anti,-syn-2[Note ][The stereochemical descriptors syn and anti refer to the orientation of the oxygen bridge in the oxabicyclo[2.2.1]heptadiene subunits with respect to the [2.2]paracyclophaneskeleton.], yield the unstable isobenzofuranophane 4 by consecutive extrusion of carbon monoxide and tetraphenylbenzene when heated to 180°C. The molecular ion of 4 was observed in the EI mass spectrum. The stable tetraphenyl-substituted analogue 10 was synthesized independently from the previously unknown 4,5,12,13-tetrabenzoyl[2.2]paracyclophane (9). UV/Vis as well as fluorescence spectra and an X-ray crystal structure analysis of 9 are reported.