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Dalton Trans. 2006 Aug 21;(31):3777-84. Epub 2006 May 26.

1,3,2-Diazaborolyl-functionalized thiophenes and dithiophenes: synthesis, structure, electrochemistry and luminescence.

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Fakultät für Chemie der Universität Bielefeld, Universitätsstrasse 25, 33615, Bielefeld, Germany.


Reaction of 2-bromo-1,3-diethyl-1,3,2-benzodiazaborole (1) with equimolar amounts of thienyl lithium or 2,2-dithienyl lithium led to the generation of benzodiazaboroles 2 and 3 which are functionalized at the boron atom by a 2-thienyl or a 5-(2,2-dithienyl) unit. Similarly 2-bromo-1,3-diethyl-1,3,2-naphthodiazaborole (4) and thienyl lithium or 2,2-dithienyl lithium afforded the naphthoborolyl-substituted thiophene 5 or dithiophene 6. Treatment of 2,5-bis(dibromoboryl)-thiophene 7 with 2 eq. of tBuN=CH-CH=NtBu in n-hexane followed by sodium amalgam reduction of the obtained bis(diazaborolium) salt 8 gave the 2,5-bis(diazaborolyl)thiophene 9. The 2,5-bis(diazaborolidinyl)-thiophene 10 resulted from the cyclocondensation of 7 with 2 eq. of N,N-di-tert-butylethylenediamine in the presence of NEt3. Analogously, cyclocondensation of 7 with N,N-diethylphenylenediamine gave the bis(benzodiazaborolyl) functionalized thiophene 11. The novel compounds were characterized by elemental analysis and spectroscopy (1H-, 11B-, 13C-NMR, MS and UV-VIS). The molecular structure of 3 was elucidated by X-ray diffraction. Cyclovoltammograms show an irreversible oxidation wave at 298-598 vs. Fc/Fc+. The borolylated thiophenes and dithienyls show intense blue luminescence with Stokes shifts of 30-107 nm.


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