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A Highly Regioselective Sonogashira Coupling as a Key Step in the Preparation of the First Phenanthroline with Two Diverse Reactive Groups in 3,8-Positions

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posted on 11.11.2000 by Shi-Xia Liu, Christoph Michel, Michael Schmittel
The preparation of 3,8-unsymmetric phenanthrolines is described. Desymmetrization of 3,8-dibromophenanthroline was achieved after monoarylation followed by regioselective Pd-catalyzed monoalkynylation that was controlled by the methoxy group of the dimethoxyphenyl substituent.