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Molecules 2010, 15(8), 5561-5580; doi:10.3390/molecules15085561

A Simple, Safe and Efficient Synthesis of Tyrian Purple (6,6′-Dibromoindigo)

Department of Chemistry, Bar-Ilan University, Ramat-Gan 52900, Israel
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Received: 18 June 2010 / Revised: 3 August 2010 / Accepted: 5 August 2010 / Published: 12 August 2010
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Abstract

6,6’-Dibromoindigo is a major component of the historic pigment Tyrian purple, arguably the most famous dye of antiquity. Over the last century, chemists have been interested in developing practical syntheses of the compound We describe herein a new, reasonably simple and efficient synthesis of Tyrian purple which opens the way to the production of large quantities of the dye with minimal hazards and at low cost.
Keywords: 6,6’-dibromoindigo; Tyrian purple; synthesis 6,6’-dibromoindigo; Tyrian purple; synthesis
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Wolk, J.L.; Frimer, A.A. A Simple, Safe and Efficient Synthesis of Tyrian Purple (6,6′-Dibromoindigo). Molecules 2010, 15, 5561-5580.

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