A New Pathway for the Synthesis of a New Class of Blue Fluorescent Benzofuran Derivatives
AbstractIn this study an efficient and straightforward method for obtaining a new class of blue fluorescent bezofuran derivatives, under microwave irradiation, as well as under conventional thermal heating, is presented. Under conventional TH the reactions occur selectively, and a single type of benzofuran ester derivative was obtained. The synthesis under MW irradiation also led to benzofuran derivatives, but in a time-dependent manner. Irradiation for a short period of time led to a mixture of two types of benzofuran derivatives (3a–c and 4a–c), while MW irradiation for a longer period of time led to a single type of benzofuran (3-methylbenzofuran), the reaction becoming highly selective. Taking into consideration the advantages offered by MW irradiation in terms of a substantial decrease of solvent consumed, a substantial reduction in reaction time (from days to hours), and a consequent diminution in energy consumption, these methods could be considered environmentally friendly. Here, feasible reaction mechanisms for the benzofuran derivatives formation are described. The absorption and fluorescence emission of the obtained benzofuran derivatives were studied, with part of these compounds being intense blue emitters. A certain influence of the benzofuran substituents concerning absorption and fluorescent properties was observed. Only compounds anchored with a carbomethoxy group of furan ring have shown good quantum yields. View Full-Text
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Moldoveanu, C.; Mangalagiu, I.; Isac, D.L.; Airinei, A.; Zbancioc, G. A New Pathway for the Synthesis of a New Class of Blue Fluorescent Benzofuran Derivatives. Molecules 2018, 23, 1968.
Moldoveanu C, Mangalagiu I, Isac DL, Airinei A, Zbancioc G. A New Pathway for the Synthesis of a New Class of Blue Fluorescent Benzofuran Derivatives. Molecules. 2018; 23(8):1968.Chicago/Turabian Style
Moldoveanu, Costel; Mangalagiu, Ionel; Isac, Dragos L.; Airinei, Anton; Zbancioc, Gheorghita. 2018. "A New Pathway for the Synthesis of a New Class of Blue Fluorescent Benzofuran Derivatives." Molecules 23, no. 8: 1968.
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