Angewandte Chemie International Edition

Cover image for Vol. 55 Issue 7

Chefredakteur: Peter Gölitz, Stellvertreter: Neville Compton, Haymo Ross

Online ISSN: 1521-3773

Associated Title(s): Angewandte Chemie, Chemistry - A European Journal, Chemistry – An Asian Journal, ChemistryOpen, ChemPlusChem, Zeitschrift für Chemie

52_15i/2013Inside Cover: Oxidative Cyclodimerization After Tandem Cyclization of Dehydrobenzo[14]annulenes Induced by Alkyllithium (Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 15/2013)

Transannular cyclization of dehydrobenzoannulenes is a powerful method to construct new carbon frameworks that are otherwise difficult to achieve. In their Communication on page 4184 ff., Y. Tobe and co-workers show that the reaction of dehydrobenzo[14]annulenes with n-butyllithium leads to an unprecedented oxidative cyclodimerization to form eight-membered-ring products, following threefold transannular bond formations across a 14-membered ring.

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