This work was supported by grants from the NSERC. The authors thank Professors F.-G. Fontaine and F. Ozawa for useful discussions and J. Delisle-Labrecque and W.-O. Caron for their technical assistance.
Synthesis of 5-Alkyl[3,4-c]thienopyrrole-4,6-dione-Based Polymers by Direct Heteroarylation†
Article first published online: 11 NOV 2011
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Angewandte Chemie International Edition
Volume 51, Issue 9, pages 2068–2071, February 27, 2012
How to Cite
Berrouard, P., Najari, A., Pron, A., Gendron, D., Morin, P.-O., Pouliot, J.-R., Veilleux, J. and Leclerc, M. (2012), Synthesis of 5-Alkyl[3,4-c]thienopyrrole-4,6-dione-Based Polymers by Direct Heteroarylation. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 51: 2068–2071. doi: 10.1002/anie.201106411
- Issue published online: 22 FEB 2012
- Article first published online: 11 NOV 2011
- Manuscript Received: 9 SEP 2011
- homogeneous catalysis;
Don't stand Stille: A direct heteroarylation polycondensation reaction was used for the synthesis of high-molecular-weight thienopyrroledione-based polymers (see scheme) in an impressive yield (up to 96 %) and in only a few synthetic steps. This new method is an alternative to the standard Stille coupling reaction and thus avoids formation of toxic tin by-products.