Monatshefte für Chemie - Chemical Monthly

, Volume 150, Issue 1, pp 59–66 | Cite as

Synthesis of novel diketopyrrolopyrrole-based dyes

  • Angela Punzi
  • Nicola Zappimbulso
  • Gianluca M. FarinolaEmail author
Original Paper


Three novel diketopyrrolopyrrole-based molecules for potential application in dye-sensitized solar cells are synthesized starting from a common and easily available key intermediate with a bis-thienyl diketopyrrolopyrrole structure. The synthetic sequence is based upon transition-metal catalyzed coupling reactions involving commercial boronic acid followed by condensation reactions with 2-cyanoacetic acid. Absorption and fluorescence spectra of the molecules are also reported.

Graphical abstract


Chromophores Carboxylic acids Heterocycles DSC Absorption spectra Donor–acceptor effects 



This work was financially supported by “XF-actors 727987”.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Angela Punzi
    • 1
  • Nicola Zappimbulso
    • 1
  • Gianluca M. Farinola
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.Dipartimento di ChimicaUniversità di Bari “Aldo Moro”BariItaly

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