Structures of 2,5-diaryl- and 2,3,5,6-tetra[3,2-b]thiophene synthesized by the palladium-catalyzed Suzuki-Miyaura cross-coupling reaction

Nguyen Hien, Nguyen Bich Ngan, Nguyen Dang Dat, Luc van Meervelt


The crystal structures of 2,5-di(ethoxyphenyl)-3,6-dibromothieno[3,2-b]thiophene (I) and 2,5-di(ethoxyphenyl)-3,6-diphenylthieno[3,2-b]thiophene (II) have been studied in order to evaluate the planarity of these molecules. The aromatic systems introduced to the thieno[3,2-b]thiophene core structure show a degree of rotation from 30.94° to 66.56°. The crystal packing of (I) are characterized by π×××π stacking, while in (II), C-H×××p and C-H×××O interactions are observed.


thieno[3,2-b]thiophene, palladium-catalyzed, Suzuki-Miyaura, cross-coupling.

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