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

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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[double bond, length as m-dash]CH–CH[double bond, length as m-dash]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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The article was received on 06 Mar 2006, accepted on 19 May 2006 and first published on 26 May 2006


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/B603365B
Citation: Dalton Trans., 2006,0, 3777-3784

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

    L. Weber, V. Werner, I. Domke, H. Stammler and B. Neumann, Dalton Trans., 2006, 0, 3777
    DOI: 10.1039/B603365B

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