Oxadisilole fused pentacenequinones and heptacenequinones

Ya Li Chen, Wai Yeung Wong, Albert W.M. Lee

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Stable, organic solvent soluble bis- and tetrakis-oxadisilole fused pentacenequinones (5a-b) and heptacenequinones (11a-b) were synthesized. Double Diels-Alder and fourfold aldol-condensation approaches were used. Absorption, emission and fluorescence quantum yield of the previously unknown acenequinones 5a and 11a were characterized. The role of the oxadisilole substituent on the photophysical properties was addressed.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1257-1260
Number of pages4
JournalTetrahedron Letters
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 11 Feb 2008
Externally publishedYes


  • Double Diels-Alder reaction
  • Fourfold aldol-condensation
  • Oxadisilole fused heptacenequinone
  • Oxadisilole fused pentacenequinone

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Drug Discovery
  • Organic Chemistry

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