Synfacts 2011(8): 0841-0841  
DOI: 10.1055/s-0030-1260694
Synthesis of Materials and Unnatural Products
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Merocyanines Made Easy

Contributor(s): Timothy M. Swager, Joel Batson
C. Muschelknautz, W. Frank, T. J. J. Müller*
Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf, Germany
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Publication Date:
20 July 2011 (online)


Aiding the continuous search for novel π-electron systems, here the authors report a one-pot synthesis for three new merocyanine structures. This class of push-pull chromophores is typically synthesized via Knoevenagel condensations or substitution reactions. Accordingly, this one-pot procedure can be selectively varied to yield any of 5, 6 or 7 and could potentially become quite useful.