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Synthesis of Fluoren-9-ones and Ladder-Type Oligo-p-phenylene Cores via Pd-Catalyzed Carbonylative Multiple C-C Bond Formation

Juan Song*, Fuliang Wei, Wei Sun, Ke Li, Yanan Tian, Chao Liu*, Yali Li and Linghai Xie*

*Nanjing University of Posts and Telecommunications, Nanjing, 210023; Wuhan University, Wuhan, 430072, People's Republic of China, Email:,,

J. Song, F. Wei, W. Sun, K. Li, Y. Tian, C. Liu, Y. Li, L. Xie, Org. Lett., 2015, 17, 2106-2109.

DOI: 10.1021/acs.orglett.5b00680

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A Pd-catalyzed carbonylative multiple C-C bond formation enables an efficient route to various substituted fluoren-9-ones. The reaction proceeded smothly under a CO atmosphere, using commercially available aryl halides and arylboronic acids as substrates, in good yields with good functional-group compatibility.

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ID: J54-Y2015