Acid-catalyzed synthesis of condensed polycyclic diaryl ethers from arenols

Saori Tanii, Mieko Arisawa, Masahiko Yamaguchi

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Diaryl ethers containing condensed polycyclic aryl groups were synthesized from arenols in the presence of a catalytic amount of p-chlorobenzenesulfonic acid. Symmetrical binaphthyl, biphenanthryl, and bipyrenyl ethers were obtained in high yields. Unsymmetrical derivatives were also synthesized from 9-phenanthrol and arenols, using combinations of reactive and unreactive substrates.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)14078-14080
Number of pages3
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number93
Publication statusPublished - 2019
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Catalysis
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry


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