Synthesis and electronic properties of oxidized benzo[1,2- b:4,5-b ′]dithiophenes

Ted M. Pappenfus, Daniel T. Seidenkranz, Matthew D. Lovander, Travis L. Beck, Brandon J. Karels, Katsu Ogawa, Daron E. Janzen

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Benzo[1,2-b:4,5-b′]dithiophenes were oxidized under mild conditions with m-CPBA to yield the corresponding bis-sulfones (or tetraoxides). These sulfones possess red-shifted absorption and emission spectra relative to the parent molecules. Electrochemical analyses reveal that the benzodithiophene molecules are transformed from electron donors to electron acceptors.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)9408-9412
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Organic Chemistry
Issue number19
StatePublished - Oct 3 2014

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