The Ring-Opening Reaction of 7,7’-Dimethyl-2, 5-bis(trimethylsilyl)-dithieno[2,3-b:3’,2’-d]silole in the Presence of NXS (X = Cl, Br, I)
Caiyun Zhao, Li Xu, Jianwu Shi, Chunli Li, Zhihua Wang, Hua Wang
DOI: 10.4236/ijoc.2011.14024   PDF   HTML     4,326 Downloads   7,903 Views   Citations


In this paper, the synthetic method for making 7,7’-dimethyl-2,5-bis(trimethylsilyl)-dithieno[2,3-b:3’,2’-d] silole (1) was developed by using 2,2’-dibromo-5,5’-bis-trimethyl-silanyl[3,3’]bithiophenyl as starting material in one pot reaction. In the presence of NXS (X = Cl, Br, I), a novel ring-opening reation was occurred on the silole ring of 1 in DMF or THF. By using such kind of reaction, two types of ring opened products, (2’-halo-5,5’-bis(trimethylsilanyl)[3,3’]bithiophenyl-2-yl)-dimethylsilanols and 2,2’-dihalo-5,5’-bis(trimethylsi- lanyl)[3,3’]bithiophenyls were obtained efficiently.

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C. Zhao, L. Xu, J. Shi, C. Li, Z. Wang and H. Wang, "The Ring-Opening Reaction of 7,7’-Dimethyl-2, 5-bis(trimethylsilyl)-dithieno[2,3-b:3’,2’-d]silole in the Presence of NXS (X = Cl, Br, I)," International Journal of Organic Chemistry, Vol. 1 No. 4, 2011, pp. 162-166. doi: 10.4236/ijoc.2011.14024.

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