Structure and reactivity in neutral organic electron donors derived from 4-dimethylaminopyridine

Jean Garnier, A.R. Kennedy, L.E.A. Berlouis, Andrew T. Turner, J.A. Murphy

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The effects on redox properties of modifying the molecular skeleton of neutral bis-2-(4-dimethylamino)-pyridinylidene electron donors, derived from 4-dimethylamino-pyridine (4-DMAP), have been explored, by varying two parameters: (i) the length of a polymethylene chain linking the two pyridine-derived rings and (ii) the nature of the nitrogen substituents on the 4 and 4' positions of the precursor pyridines. Restricting the bridge length to two methylene units significantly altered the redox profile, while changes in the nitrogen-substituents at the 4 and 4' positions led to only slight changes in redox potentials
Original languageEnglish
JournalBeilstein Journal of Organic Chemistry
Issue number73
Publication statusPublished - 5 Jul 2010


  • electron donor
  • 4-DMAP
  • electron transfer
  • redox
  • radical cation
  • dication
  • reduction


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