Pschorr reaction

What is Pschorr reaction?

Pschorr reaction is the synthesis of phenanthrene derivatives from diazotized α-aryl-o-aminocinnamic acids by intramolecular arylation.

Pschorr reaction - general reaction scheme
Pschorr reaction

References

Pschorr, R. (1896), Neue Synthese des Phenanthrens und seiner Derivate. [New synthesis of phenanthrene and its derivativesBer. Dtsch. Chem. Ges., 29: 496-501. https://doi.org/10.1002/cber.18960290198

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