Unexpected Product in the Synthesis of Bis(2-iodo-3-thienyl)methanol : Characterisation of Bis[bis(2-iodo-3-thienyl)methyl]ether

E.D. Goddard-Borger, George Koutsantonis, Philip Schauer, Brian Skelton, Allan White

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Abstract

Following a literature procedure for the preparation of 4H-cyclopenta[2,1-b:3,4-b']dithiophen-4-one, it was found that insufficient attention and control of the reaction temperature led to the formation of bis[bis(2-iodo-3-thienyl)methyl]ether, via a yet to be determined mechanism. Though the synthetic route to the desired ketone has previously been extensively investigated, and numerous byproducts isolated and characterised, this coupled ether product has not been previously reported nor foreseen. Presented herein are the synthesis and full characterisation of the new ether compound.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1760-1762
JournalSynthesis
Volume11
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2006

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