Six novel 2,5-bis[4-(2-arylvinyl)phenyl]-1,3,4-oxadiazoles were synthesized by introducing 1,3,4-oxadiazole moiety into the stilbene skeleton. The synthesis route included the cyclization of p-toluic acid and hydrazine hydrate catalyzed by polyphosphoric acid (PPA), bromination of 1,3-dibromo-5,5-dimethylhydantoin (DBDMH), esterification, and the Wittig-Horner reaction. All the title compounds were characterized by ^1H-NMR, MS, and elemental analysis. UV-Vis absorption and fluorescence emission spectra in THF solution were investigated; the compounds may have potential for use in organic optical materials.
HE, DAO-HANG; ZHU, YONG-CHUANG; YANG, ZHUO-RU; HU, AI-XI; and CAO, GAO
"Synthesis, Characterization, and Optical Properties of Novel 2,5-Bis[4-(2-(-arylvinyl)phenyl]-1,3,4-oxadiazoles,"
Turkish Journal of Chemistry: Vol. 33:
3, Article 9.
Available at: https://journals.tubitak.gov.tr/chem/vol33/iss3/9