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Ring-Closing Olefin Metathesis of 2,2‘-Divinylbiphenyls:  A Novel and General Approach to Phenanthrenes

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posted on 14.10.2004, 00:00 by Anna Iuliano, Paolo Piccioli, Davide Fabbri
The ring-closing olefin metathesis (RCM) of 2,2‘-divinylbiphenyls, using a second-generation RCM ruthenium-based catalyst, leads to differently substituted phenanthrenes in quantitative yield under very mild reaction conditions, independent of both nature and position of the groups present on the biphenyl moiety.