Efficient access to conjugated 4,4′-bipyridinium oligomers using the Zincke reaction: Synthesis, spectroscopic and electrochemical properties
journal contributionposted on 09.02.2016, 12:34 authored by Long Chen, Helen WillcockHelen Willcock, Christopher J. Wedge, Frantisek Hartl, Howard M. Colquhoun, Barnaby W. Greenland
The cyclocondensation reaction between rigid, electron-rich aromatic diamines and 1,1′-bis(2,4-dinitrophenyl)-4,4′-bipyridinium (Zincke) salts has been harnessed to produce a series of conjugated oligomers containing up to twelve aromatic/heterocyclic residues. These oligomers exhibit discrete, multiple redox processes accompanied by dramatic changes in electronic absorption spectra.
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