RADIVOY gabriel Eduardo
Novel pH-sensitive catechol dyes synthesised by a three component one-pot reaction
CALMELS, JUAN JOSÉ; AGUILAR, LEANDRO; MANCEBO-ARACIL, JUAN; RADIVOY, GABRIEL; DOMINI, CLAUDIA; GARRIDO, MARIANO; SÁNCHEZ, MIGUEL D.; NADOR, FABIANA
Frontiers in Chemistry
Año: 2023 vol. 10
The synthesis and characterisation of new dyes based on indolizines bearingcatechol groups in their structure is presented. The preparation was carried outthrough a simple three component one-pot reaction promoted by CuNPs/C,between pyridine-2-carbaldehyde, an aromatic alkyne and a tetrahydroisoquinoline (THIQ) functionalized with catechol groups. The products were isolated in 30%34% yield, which was considered more than acceptable considering that the catechol hydroxyl groups were not protected prior to reaction. In view of the colour developed by the products and their response tothe acidic and basic conditions of the medium, product 3aa was studied by UV-Visand NMR spectroscopies at different pH values. We concluded that product 3aasuffered two deprotonations at pKa of 4.4 and 9.5, giving three species in a pH rangebetween 212, with colours varying from light red to deep orange. The reversibility ofthe process observed for 3aa at different pH values, together with its changes incolour, make this new family of products attractive candidates to use them as pH indicators.