Unusual Intramolecular Hydrogen Transfer in 3,5-Di(triphenylethylenyl) BODIPY Synthesis and 1,2-Migratory Shift in Subsequent Scholl Type Reaction.
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Organic letters, ISSN: 1523-7052, Vol: 17, Issue: 17, Page: 4168-71
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- Chemistry; Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology
The straightforward synthesis of 3,5-di(triphenylethylenyl) BODIPYs 1-3 from the condensation of 2-(triphenylethylenyl) pyrrole with aryl aldehydes are surprisingly found to produce side products that are hydrogenated at one of the two triphenylethylene substituents. It was also observed that the subsequent Scholl type reaction of 1 resulted in a "1,2-migratory shift" of one triphenylethylene substituent in addition to a ring closing reaction. Preliminary investigations, including DFT calculations and isolation of intermediates, were conducted to study these unusual observations on BODIPY chemistry.