A novel synthesis of calix[4]thiophenes and calix[4]furans

Gon Ann Lee*, Wen Chieh Wang, Minghuey Shieh, Ting Shen Kuo

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The addition of heteroaryllithium to various ketones followed by dehydration gave 1-(2-heteroaryl)cycloalkenes and (2-hetero- aryl)alkenes. When alkenes were treated with 10 mol% NIS, calix[4]thiophenes and calix[4]furans were obtained in good yields.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5009-5011
Number of pages3
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number27
Publication statusPublished - 2010

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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


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