Synthesis and characterization of hexakis(4-pyridylethynyl)benzene and hexakis(5-pyrimidylethynyl)benzene

Masakazu Ohkita, Chihaya Adachi, Miki Kawano, Takanori Suzuki

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Two new members of snowflake-shaped carbon-rich molecules possessing nitrogen-heterocycles as functional end groups, hexakis(4-pyridylethynyl)benzene (1) and hexakis(5-pyrimidylethynyl)benzene (2), have been prepared by six-fold Sonogashira cross-coupling reaction of hexabromobenzene with 4-ethynylpyridine and 5-ethynylpyrimidine, respectively.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1537-1540
Number of pages4
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - Jul 1 2004
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Pharmacology
  • Organic Chemistry


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