An improved and versatile synthetic route to 6,7:13,14-dibenzo-1,8,4,11-dioxadiazacyclotetradecane

Mark Woods, A. Dean Sherry

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A new and effective synthetic pathway to 6,7:13,14-dibenzo-1,8,4,11-dioxadiazacyclotetradecane (1) has been developed. Beginning from salicylic acid, this synthetic pathway involves five high yielding steps to afford the macrocycle 6,7:13,14-dibenzo-1,8,4,11-dioxadiazacyclotetradecane-3,10-dione. Reduction of this macrocycle afforded the dioxadiaza crown 1 with an overall yield of 60%.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)395-398
Number of pages4
JournalInorganica Chimica Acta
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jul 22 2003
Externally publishedYes


  • Azaoxacrownethers
  • Macrocyclic synthesis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry


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