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Pure Appl. Chem., 2013, Vol. 85, No. 6, pp. 1227-1239

Published online 2013-05-15

Demystifying the dendralenes

Emily G. Mackay and Michael S. Sherburn*

Research School of Chemistry, The Australian National University, Canberra ACT 0200, Australia

Abstract: We present herein an overview of our ongoing studies with dendralenes. The first synthetic routes to this fundamental family of compounds have revealed long-hidden secrets in hydrocarbon chemistry and set the scene for synthetic and materials chemistry applications.