Microwave-assisted reduction of F-BODIPYs and dipyrrins to generate dipyrromethanes
Melanson, Jennifer A.
Smithen, Deborah A.
Cameron, T. Stanley
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The reduction of BODIPYs and dipyrrins to dipyrromethanes, via a reaction involving ethylene glycol and sodium methoxide, is reported. When benzyl alcohol is used in place of ethylene glycol, the addition of 2,4-dinitrophenylhydrazine to the reaction mixture after microwave irradiation results in the production of 1-benzylidene-2-(2,4-dinitrophenyl)hydrazone indicating concomitant production of aldehyde alongside the dipyrromethane.
Melanson, J. A., Smithen, D. A., Cameron, T. S., & Thompson, A. (2013). Microwave-assisted reduction of F-BODIPYs and dipyrrins to generate dipyrromethanes. Canadian Journal of Chemistry, 92(8), 688-694. doi: https://doi.org/10.1139/cjc-2013-0341