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- ARKIVOC: archive for organic chemistry 01/2009; (xiv):314-323.
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ABSTRACT: Facile procedures for synthesis of mono-, di- and triphenylindan derivatives from the alcohols 1-4 are described. Treatment of alcohols 1 to 4 with H2SO4, AlCl3/CH3NO2, H3PO4 and/or PPA catalyst under varying conditions produced 1,1-dimethyl-3-phenylindan (6) from 2-methyl-4,4-diphenyl-2-butanol (1), 3,3-dimethyl-1,1-diphenylindan (9) from 2-methyl-4,4,4-triphenyl-2-butanol (2), 1-methyl-1,3-diphenylindan (12) from 2,4,4-triphenyl-2-butanol (3) and 1,1,3-triphenylindan (15) from 1,1,3,3-tetraphenyl-1-propanol (4). The starting and final products were characterized by elemental, IR, 1H-NMR and MS analyses.