Efficient synthesis of pentakis- and tris(pyridine) ligands

E. Alper Ünal, Dennis Wiedemann, Josef Seiffert, John P. Boyd, Andreas Grohmann*

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A variety of substituted tris(pyridyl) frameworks, as well as a pentakis(pyridine) system, are conveniently accessible in a one-pot synthesis, which consists of two sequential nucleophilic aromatic substitutions, employing substituted pyridine precursors.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)54-55
Number of pages2
JournalTetrahedron Letters
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 4 Jan 2012
Externally publishedYes


Support of this work by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (SFB 658, Elementary Processes in Molecular Switches on Surfaces) and Chemetall GmbH is gratefully acknowledged. D.W. thanks the Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes for a scholarship.

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Deutsche ForschungsgemeinschaftSFB 658
Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes


    • Ligand design
    • Nucleophilic substitution
    • Oligopyridines
    • Tetrapodal pentadentate ligand
    • Tripodal ligand


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