Russian Journal of General Chemistry

, Volume 89, Issue 1, pp 138–141 | Cite as

Synthesis and Physical Characterization of β-Alkyl Oligoselenophenes

  • B. Mondal
  • U. K. RoyEmail author


α-Conjugated oligoselenophenes are characterized by very low solubility in organic solvents. Their higher solubility may be achieved by introducing alkyl side chains into the β-positions of selenophene moieties. For the first time, β,β′-dihexyl sexiselenophene is synthesized according to the conventional approach. Physical and electrochemical studies of β,β′-dialkyl oligomers are analyzed and compared with corresponding thienyl oligomers.


selenophene oligomer oligoselenophene sexiselenophenes Stille coupling Ullman coupling 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of ChemistryKazi Nazrul UniversityAsansolIndia

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