Lucia Veltri

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Materials in which photoluminescence is modulated by redox processes are known as electrofluorochromic. Intrinsically switchable fluorophores, incorporating both redox and fluorescent moieties, could be ideal electrofluorochromic materials if they possess high fluorescence quantum yields in at least one of their redox states. Fluorescent liquid crystals(More)
A variety of readily available 1-mercapto-3-yn-2-ols 5 were conveniently converted into the corresponding thiophenes 6 in good to high yields in MeOH as the solvent at 50-100 °C in the presence of catalytic amounts (1-2%) of PdI(2) in conjunction with KI (KI:PdI(2) molar ratio = 10). The catalyst could be made recyclable employing an ionic liquid, such as(More)
CuCl2-catalyzed heterocyclodehydration of readily available 3-yne-1,2-diols and 1-amino-3-yn-2-ol derivatives afforded substituted furans and pyrroles, respectively, in good to high yields (53-99%) under mild conditions (MeOH as the solvent, 80-100 °C, 1-24 h). In the case of 2,2-dialkynyl-1,2-diols, bearing an additional alkynyl substituent at C-2, a(More)
Novel and convenient approaches to benzothiophene derivatives 3 and 5 have been developed, based on heterocyclization reactions of 1-(2-mercaptophenyl)-2-yn-1-ols 2 or 4, respectively, readily available from alkynylation of 2-mercaptobenzaldehydes or 1-(2-mercaptophenyl) ketones 1. In particular, 1-(2-mercaptophenyl)-2-yn-1-ols 2, bearing a CH(2)R(More)
Indanes and indenes are among the most important carbocycles. Many indane and indene derivatives have shown important pharmacological activities, and the indane and indene nuclei are structural motifs present in several natural products of biological relevance. In spite of their importance, only a few reviews on their preparation methods have appeared so(More)
We present a general, practical, and efficient approach to 5- and 6-membered organic carbonates by palladium-catalyzed direct oxidative carbonylation of 1,2- and 1,3-diols, respectively. Reactions were carried out at 100 °C in N,N-dimethylacetamide as the solvent under 20 atm (at 25 °C; 1 atm=101.3 kPa) of a 4:1 v/v CO/air mixture in the presence of 0.5-2(More)
A convenient carbonylative approach to 2-oxazolidinone derivatives carried out using an ionic liquid (1-ethyl-3-methylimidazolium ethyl sulfate, EmimEtSO₄) as the solvent is presented. It is based on the sequential concatenation of two catalytic cycles, both catalyzed by the same metal species (auto-tandem catalysis): the first cycle corresponds to the(More)
2-[(Dialkylcarbamoyl)methylene]-2,3-dihydrobenzo[1,4]dioxine and 3-[(dialkylcarbamoyl)methylene]-3,4-dihydro-2H-benzo[1,4]oxazine derivatives (3 and 5, respectively) were synthesized for the first time starting from readily available 2-prop-2-ynyloxyphenols 1 and 2-prop-2-ynyloxyanilines 4, respectively, through tandem oxidative aminocarbonylation of the(More)
The first example of an additive cyclocarbonylation process leading to 1-thia-4a,9-diazafluoren-4-ones is reported. This process is based on the reaction of readily available 2-(propynylthio)benzimidazoles with carbon monoxide carried out in EtOH at 100 °C under a 5/2 mixture of CO-CO2 at 70 atm in the presence of the PdI2/KI catalytic system. Experimental(More)
The thienoviologen series 4,4'-(2,2'-bithiophene-5,5'-diyl)bis(1-alkylpridinium)X2, with = counterion is a new class of electron acceptor materials which show very interesting electrochromic and electrofluorescence properties. Depending on the length, m, of the promesogenic alkyl chains, and on the counterion, thienoviologens might become liquid crystals.(More)