|Title||Polycyclic aromatic triptycenes: oxygen substitution cyclization strategies.|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2012|
|Authors||VanVeller, B, Schipper, DJ, Swager, TM|
|Journal||Journal of the American Chemical Society|
|Keywords||Alcohols, Alcohols: chemistry, Anthracenes, Anthracenes: chemistry, Catalysis, Cyclization, Models, Molecular, Oxygen, Oxygen: chemistry, Reactive Oxygen Species, Reactive Oxygen Species: chemistry|
The cyclization and planarization of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons with concomitant oxygen substitution was achieved through acid catalyzed transetherification and oxygen-radical reactions. The triptycene scaffold enforces proximity of the alcohol and arene reacting partners and confers significant rigidity to the resulting $π$-system, expanding the tool set of iptycenes for materials applications.