Synthesis 2007(2): 239-242  
DOI: 10.1055/s-2006-958937
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Synthesis of Eight-, Nine-, and Ten-Membered, Nitrogen-Containing Quinone-Fused Heterocycles

Sarit Yerushalmi, N. Gabriel Lemcoff*, Shmuel Bittner*
Department of Chemistry, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva, 84105, Israel
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Received 16 July 2006
Publication Date:
14 December 2006 (online)


A series of allylamino-, diallylamino-, homoallylamino- and bishomoallylamino naphthoquinones were synthesized. Ruthenium-mediated ring-closing metathesis (RCM) efficiently converted these substrates into novel eight-, nine-, and ten-membered quinone-fused heterocycles. Hydro-derivatives of diazacine, diazonine, and diazecine were isolated and characterized.