Poly(ethyleneglycol) (PEG): A versatile reaction medium in gaining access to 4́-(pyridyl)-terpyridines

Christopher B. Smith, Colin L. Raston, Alexandre N. Sobolev

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A new paradigm for the synthesis of 4′-pyridyl terpyridines using poly(ethyleneglycol) (PEG) as a benign reaction medium is described, with the compounds readily accessible in high purity in ca. 4 hours using a 'one pot' procedure. This method requires no product purification and affords the desired compounds in reasonable yield without the formation of unwanted side products.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)650-654
Number of pages5
JournalGreen Chemistry
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sept 2005
Externally publishedYes


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