Poly(ethyleneglycol) (PEG) : a versatile reaction medium in gaining access to 4'-(pyridyl)-terpyridines

C.B. Smith, Colin Raston, Alexandre Sobolev

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A new paradigm for the synthesis of 49-pyridyl terpyridines using poly( ethyleneglycol) (PEG) as a benign reaction medium is described, with the compounds readily accessible in high purity in ca. 4 hours using a 'one pot' procedure. This method requires no product purification and affords the desired compounds in reasonable yield without the formation of unwanted side products.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)650-654
JournalGreen Chemistry
Publication statusPublished - 2005


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