Synthesis of Corannulene

Structure of Corannulene

C20H10

Principal investigatorRichard G. Lawton
Publication year1971
Synthesis typeTotal
Number of steps 12 (linear)
References
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NBS
CCl4
Reflux, 12 h, 92%
"The starting material is obtained in 5 steps from acenaphthene, see: Chem. Ber. 1963, 96, 1098."
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KOt-Bu
PhH, t-BuOH
45-55 °C, 60 min
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KOH
MeOH
Reflux, 6.5 h, 97% (2 steps)
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PPA
85 °C, 60 min, 73%
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H2, Pd/C, HClO4
AcOH, H2O
RT, 22 h, 54%
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CH2N2
Et2O
RT, 3 h, 93%
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Na
Et2O, MeOH, NH3
-78 °C, 15 min, 48%
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NaBH4
n-PrOH
RT, 90 min
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HCl
AcOH, H2O
Reflux, 5 min
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100 °C, 10.5 h, 92% (2 steps)
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NaBH4
EtOH, PhH
RT, 30 min, 94%
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Pd/C
100 to 275 °C, 2 h, 16%
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