Functionalized diazatetracenes are prepared using a new two-step sequence. The use of a dichlorobenzaldehyde in a Cu-catalyzed benzannulation of acetylenes provides functionalized dichloronaphthalenes that afford diazatetracenes using Buchwald-Hartwig aminations. This approach provides unique substitution patterns and rapid access to covalently linked dimeric diazatetracenes. Their electronic properties are characterized by UV-vis absorption/emission and cyclic voltammetry, revealing strong effects from both external stimuli by acid and internal substituent effects.
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- Organic Chemistry