Facile synthesis, structure, and properties of benzo[1,2-b:4,5-b′] dichalcogenophenes

Kazuo Takimiya, Yasushi Konda, Hideaki Ebata, Naoto Niihara, Tetsuo Otsubo

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A general and convenient synthesis of benzo[1,2-b:4,5-b′]- dichalcogenophenes including the thiophene (BDT, 1), selenophene (BDS, 2), and tellurophene (BDTe, 3) homologues is developed. Thus synthesized heterocycles are structurally characterized by single-crystal X-ray analysis, and all three homologues are isostructural with one another. They all have completely planar molecular structures packed in a herringbone arrangement. Their physicochemical properties were also elucidated by means of cyclic voltammetry (CV) and UV-vis spectra.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)10569-10571
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Organic Chemistry
Issue number25
Publication statusPublished - 2005 Dec 9
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Organic Chemistry


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