Copper-promoted N-arylations of cyclic imides within six-membered rings: A facile route to arylene-based organic materials

Erin T. Chernick, Michael J. Ahrens, Karl A. Scheidt, Michael R. Wasielewski

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(Chemical Equation Presented) Cyclic imides within six-membered rings are shown to undergo efficient N-arylation using various arylboronic esters mediated by copper(II) acetate in the presence of an amine base and oxygen atmosphere with gentle heating. Until now, the synthesis of N-arylated cyclic imides having six-membered rings was restricted largely to strongly heating anilines in the presence of anhydrides. This reaction is applicable to the synthesis of new organic materials based on arylene imide and bis(imide) dyes, such as perylene-3,4: 9,10-bis(dicarboximide)s.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1486-1489
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Organic Chemistry
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Feb 18 2005


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  • Organic Chemistry

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