Alvey PM1, Iverson BL.
Org Lett. 2012 Jun 1;14(11):2706-9. doi: 10.1021/ol3008952. Epub 2012 May 14.A new synthetic approach to 1,4,5,8-naphthalenetetracarboxylic diimide (NDI) containing materials and conjugates is described. A simple one-step Stille coupling procedure is used to create either novel alkyne-linked NDI polymers or a new stannylated diyne synthetic building block that provides a flexible approach to new NDI conjugates and polymers.