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Synthesis of pyridinium betaine azo chromophores

New chromophores have been synthesized and investigated containing as acceptor a quaternized pyridine unit with mobile bromine in the structure conjugated with two donor units – the indan-1,3-dione anion and the dihydroxyethylamino group through a π-conjugated spacer.

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Correspondence to J. Kreicberga.

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Translated from Khimiya Geterotsiklicheskikh Soedinenii, No. 4, pp. 551-559, April 2010.

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Kreicberga, J., Laipniece, L., Bērziņa, G. et al. Synthesis of pyridinium betaine azo chromophores. Chem Heterocycl Comp 46, 438–444 (2010).

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  • azo compounds
  • chromophore
  • indane-1,3-dione
  • pyridine