One-step synthesis of unsymmetrical N-alkyl-N'-aryl perylene diimides.

@article{Robb2014OnestepSO,
  title={One-step synthesis of unsymmetrical N-alkyl-N'-aryl perylene diimides.},
  author={Maxwell J Robb and Brandon Newton and Brett P Fors and Craig J Hawker},
  journal={The Journal of organic chemistry},
  year={2014},
  volume={79 13},
  pages={6360-5}
}
An efficient and facile protocol for the synthesis of unsymmetrical N-alkyl-N'-aryl perylene diimides is reported that circumvents the need for multiple reaction steps. A number of unsymmetrical perylene diimides containing a solubilizing swallowtail alkyl group and a variety of substituted aryl groups can be prepared in a single step from a simple mixture… CONTINUE READING