A method for the facile synthesis of ethene-bridged terthiophenes (EBTTs) in two steps has been developed. The first step is a double Sonogashira coupling between 3′,4′-dibromo-2,2′:5′,2″-terthiophene and terminal alkynes to give dialkynylated terthiophenes, and the second step is a cyclization reaction to afford EBTTs. The fundamental physical properties of EBTTs were also studied.
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- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
- Organic Chemistry