Synthesis of a novel viologen functionalized with two 15-crown-5 units, and its reduction by sodium dithionite in organic media, were conducted; the viologen is efficiently reduced to its monomeric cation radical owing to the solubilisation of sodium dithionite in the organic solvent by the 15-crown-5 moiety.
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Journal of the Chemical Society, Chemical Communications|
|Publication status||Published - Dec 1 1992|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Molecular Medicine