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DOI: 10.1055/a-1545-7086
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A Convenient Approach to meso-Uracil–4,4-Difluoro-4-bora-3a, 4a-diaza-s-indacene Derivatives

M. Trapani
a  CNR- ISMN Istituto per lo Studio dei Materiali Nanostrutturati, c/o Dipartimento di Scienze Chimiche, Biologiche, Farmaceutiche e Ambientali, 98166 V. le F. Stagno D’Alcontres 31, Messina, Italy
,
M. A. Castriciano
a  CNR- ISMN Istituto per lo Studio dei Materiali Nanostrutturati, c/o Dipartimento di Scienze Chimiche, Biologiche, Farmaceutiche e Ambientali, 98166 V. le F. Stagno D’Alcontres 31, Messina, Italy
,
J. A. A. W. Elemans
b  Institute for Molecules and Materials, Radboud University, Heyendaalseweg 135, 6525 AJ, Nijmegen, the Netherlands
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A. Nicosia
c  Dipartimento di Scienze Chimiche, University of Catania, V. A. Doria 6, 95100 Catania, Italy
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P. Mineo
c  Dipartimento di Scienze Chimiche, University of Catania, V. A. Doria 6, 95100 Catania, Italy
d  CNR-IPCF Istituto per i Processi Chimico-Fisici, V.le F. Stagno D’Alcontres 37, I-98158 Messina, Italy
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M. Cordaro
e  Dipartimento di Scienze Chimiche, Biologiche, Farmaceutiche e Ambientali, 98166 V. le F. Stagno D’Alcontres 31, University of Messina, Messina, Italy
› Author Affiliations
The authors thank the MIUR (PRIN 2015 project no.2015XBZ5YA) and the MatISSE “Materiali Innovativi e Sostenibili per la Salute e l’Energia” (CUP G77B17000180009, grant to M.T.).


Abstract

An effective and convenient protocol for the synthesis of 1-substituted uracil-6-carbaldehyde derivatives has been developed. A three-step sequence permits the preparation of uracil-6-carbaldehydes with various substituents at the N-1 in large quantities by using low-cost precursors. The aldehyde-functionalized uracils served as useful precursors for the preparation of meso-(1-substituted 6-uracil)-derivatives of 4,4-difluoro-4-bora-3a,4a-diaza-s-indacene (BODIPY). In this way, regioselectively functionalized BODIPYs with a direct connection to a nucleobase were prepared in yields of 30–45%. MALDI-TOF mass spectrometry, NMR, UV/vis absorption, and steady-state and time-­resolved fluorescence spectroscopies were used to characterize the structures and the spectroscopic/photophysical properties of the resultant dyes.

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Publication History

Received: 06 June 2021

Accepted after revision: 07 July 2021

Publication Date:
07 July 2021 (online)

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