Synthesis, structure, and electropolymerization of 3,4- Dimethoxytellurophene: Comparison with selenium analogue

Asit Patra, Yair H. Wijsboom, Gregory Leitus, Michael Bendikov

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3,4-Dimethoxytellurophene (5) was synthesized via a new ring construction reaction. The crystal structure of 5 is characterized by unusually short Te···Te distances. The electropolymerization of 5 probably produces some amount of poly-5. Since the product was unstable under experimental conditions, a definitive assignment could not be made. However, the UV-vis spectrum recoded during electropolymerization of 5 shows an absorption peak at 679 nm with an onset at 820 nm (1.51 eV), closely matching the calculated band gap of poly-5.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1487-1490
Number of pages4
JournalOrganic Letters
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2 2009


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry

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