A straightforward synthesis of a new family of molecules: 2,5,8-trialkoxyheptazines. Application to photoredox catalyzed transformations†
We have prepared several 2,5,8-trialkoxyheptazines starting from the soluble precursor 2,5,8-tris(3,5-diethylpyrazolyl)-heptazine. We present their synthesis along with their promising spectroscopic and electrochemical properties, which demonstrate large band gaps and high reduction potentials altogether. Subsequently, we provide a short assessment of the promising ability of one of these molecules to perform catalytic oxidation test-reactions.