Stepwise Polychlorination of 8-Chloro-BODIPY and Regioselective Functionalization of 2,3,5,6,8-Pentachloro-BODIPY
© 2015 American Chemical Society. An effective, stepwise methodology for polychlorination of BODIPY using trichloroisocyanuric acid (TCCA) in acetic acid was developed. In this way, selectively substituted di-, tri-, tetra-, and pentachloro-BODIPYs 2-5 were prepared. The pentachloro-BODIPY is shown to undergo regioselective Pd(0)-catalyzed Stille and Suzuki coupling reactions, first at the 8-position followed by the 3,5- and then the 2,6-positions; nucleophilic substitution reactions occur first at the 8- followed by the 3,5-positions, while the 2,6 are unreactive.
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Journal of Organic Chemistry
Zhao, N., Xuan, S., Fronczek, F., Smith, K., & Vicente, M. (2015). Stepwise Polychlorination of 8-Chloro-BODIPY and Regioselective Functionalization of 2,3,5,6,8-Pentachloro-BODIPY. Journal of Organic Chemistry, 80 (16), 8377-8383. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.joc.5b01147