Synthesis 2013; 45(9): 1160-1164
DOI: 10.1055/s-0033-1338297
practical synthetic procedures
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Modular Access to 9,9-Spirobifluorenes by Oxidative Coupling Using Molybdenum Pentachloride

Simon Trosien
Institute of Organic Chemistry, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, Duesbergweg 10–14, 55128 Mainz, Germany   Fax: +49(6131)3926777   Email: [email protected]
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Dieter Schollmeyer
Institute of Organic Chemistry, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, Duesbergweg 10–14, 55128 Mainz, Germany   Fax: +49(6131)3926777   Email: [email protected]
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Siegfried R. Waldvogel*
Institute of Organic Chemistry, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, Duesbergweg 10–14, 55128 Mainz, Germany   Fax: +49(6131)3926777   Email: [email protected]
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Publication History

Received: 07 March 2013

Accepted: 11 March 2013

Publication Date:
21 March 2013 (online)


Abstract

The strong oxidizing agent molybdenum pentachloride was used for an efficient direct C–C bond formation of 9,9-diarylfluorenes to the corresponding 9,9-spirobifluorenes. Thus, a versatile method that is compatible with labile groups, such as iodo moieties, was established. By this approach important building blocks for light emitting polymers were synthesized in high yields.

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