Chemistry of Heterocyclic Compounds

, Volume 46, Issue 7, pp 822–828 | Cite as

Synthesis of photochromic bisfulgimides by the condensation of (3Z)-3-[1-(2,5-dimethyl-3-thienyl)-ethylidene]-4-isopropylidene-2,5-furandione with aromatic diamines

  • S. I. LuyksaarEmail author
  • M. M. Krayushkin
  • Yu. A. Pyankov
  • V. A. Barachevsky

The first representatives of thiophene derivatives with two fulgimide fragments in one molecule have been obtained by the condensation of (3Z)-3-[1-(2,5-dimethyl-3-thienyl)ethylidene]-4-isopropylidene-2,5-furandione with aromatic diamines. The photochromic properties of the obtained compounds have been investigated and the effect of a spacer, linking the two fulgimide fragments, on the reaction rates of photocoloration and photodecoloration of these compounds has been studied.


3-acetyl-2,5-dimethylthiophene fulgides fulgimides Stobbe condensation photochromism 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • S. I. Luyksaar
    • 1
    Email author
  • M. M. Krayushkin
    • 1
  • Yu. A. Pyankov
    • 2
  • V. A. Barachevsky
    • 2
  1. 1.N. D. Zelinsky Institute of Organic ChemistryRussian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussia
  2. 2.Photochemistry CenterRussian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussia

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