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Synthesis and Photophysical Characterization of Azoheteroarenes

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posted on 06.08.2018, 11:35 authored by Yongjin Xu, Chunxia Gao, Joakim Andréasson, Morten Grøtli
A set of azoheteroarenes have been synthesized with Buchwald–Hartwig coupling and microwave-assisted O2 oxidation as the key steps. Several compounds exhibit good to excellent photoswitching properties (high switching efficiency, good fatigue resistance, and thermal stability of Z-isomer) relevant for photocontrolled applications, which pave the way for use in photopharmacology.