A convenient, multigram-scale synthesis of arylene ethynylene macrocycles near room temperature is described. Driven by the precipitation of a diarylacetylene byproduct, alkyne metathesis produces the desired macrocycles in one step from monomers in high yields.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)12796
Number of pages1
JournalJournal of the American Chemical Society
Issue number40
StatePublished - Oct 13 2004

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Biochemistry
  • Colloid and Surface Chemistry


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