An efficient synthesis of 2,6-disubstituted benzobisoxazoles: new building blocks for organic semiconductors.

@article{Mike2008AnES,
  title={An efficient synthesis of 2,6-disubstituted benzobisoxazoles: new building blocks for organic semiconductors.},
  author={Jared F. Mike and Andrew J. Makowski and Malika Jeffries-El},
  journal={Organic letters},
  year={2008},
  volume={10 21},
  pages={4915-8}
}
2,6-Disubstituted benzobisoxazoles have been synthesized by a highly efficient reaction of diaminobenzene diols with various orthoesters. The scope of this new reaction for the synthesis of substituted benzobisoxazoles has been investigated using four different orthoesters. The utility of these compounds as building blocks for the synthesis of conjugated polymers is demonstrated.