Eumelanin-Inspired Core Derived From Vanillin: A New Building Block for Organic Semiconductors
Chemistry and Biochemistry
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.
Sachinthani, K. N.,
Hopson, R. A.,
McFarland, F. M.,
Rheingold, A. L.,
Nelson, T. L.
(2015). Eumelanin-Inspired Core Derived From Vanillin: A New Building Block for Organic Semiconductors. Chemical Communications, 51, 2957-2959.
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