Synthesis of New Photochromic Dithienylmaleimides with Acetal and Aldehyde Fragments


Reaction of 3,4-dithienylmaleic anhydrides with aminoacetaldehyde dimethylacetal results in the formation of 3,4-dithienyl-substituted 1-(2,2-dimethoxyethyl)-1H-pyrrole-2,5-diones. The hydrolysis of the latter in acid medium results in the preparation of 2-[3,4-bis(thienyl)-2,5-dioxo-2,5-dihydro-1H-pyrrol-1-yl]-acetaldehydes. The obtained functionalized derivatives of maleimide demonstrate photochromic properties in solution.

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Original Russian Text © M.Yu. Belikov, 2018, published in Zhurnal Organicheskoi Khimii, 2018, Vol. 54, No. 5, pp. 780–783.

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Belikov, М.Y. Synthesis of New Photochromic Dithienylmaleimides with Acetal and Aldehyde Fragments. Russ J Org Chem 54, 785–788 (2018).

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