Title

Eumelanin-Inspired Core Derived From Vanillin: A New Building Block for Organic Semiconductors

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1-8-2015

Department

Chemistry and Biochemistry

Abstract

An eumelanin-inspired core derived from the natural product, vanillin (vanilla bean extract) was utilized for the synthesis of eumelanin-inspired small molecules and polymer via Sonogashira cross coupling. The materials demonstrate that the methyl 4,7-dibromo-5,6-dimethoxy-N-methyl-1H-indole-2-carboxylate core can serve as a new building block for organic semiconductors.

Publication Title

Chemical Communications

Volume

51

First Page

2957

Last Page

2959

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