Ghosn MW1, Wolf C.
J Org Chem. 2011 May 20;76(10):3888-97. doi: 10.1021/jo200309g. Epub 2011 Apr 8.Highly congested, axially chiral 1,8-bisphenolnaphthalenes have been synthesized in 75% overall yield by palladium-catalyzed Suzuki coupling of 1,8-diiodonaphthalene and 4-methoxy-2-methylphenylboronic acid followed by regioselective formylation and deprotection. The C(2)-symmetric anti-stereoisomers of 1,8-bis(2'-methyl-4'-hydroxy-5'-formylphenyl)naphthalene, 5, and its diimine analogues 9 and 10 were found to be significantly more stable than the corresponding syn-isomer. Read More