Synthesis of directly connected BODIPY oligomers through Suzuki-Miyaura coupling

Yosuke Hayashi, Shigeru Yamaguchi, Won Young Cha, Dongho Kim, Hiroshi Shinokubo

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Treatment of a meso-arylboron dipyrrin (BODIPY) with NBS provides mono- and dibrominated BODIPYs at the 2- and 6-positions in excellent yields with high regioselectivity. Brominated products can be employed as a nice building block for the synthesis of a variety of BODIPY derivatives through Suzuki-Miyaura coupling. Because of a lack of substituents at the 1,3,5,7-positions, a directly β-β-linked BODIPY dimer exhibits a completely coplanar conformation of BODIPY units, offering effective π-conjugation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2992-2995
Number of pages4
JournalOrganic Letters
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Jun 17

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biochemistry
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry


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