A modified synthesis of tellurophene using NaBH4 to generate sodium telluride

Daniel P. Sweat, Chad E. Stephens

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A modified synthesis of tellurophene by reaction of diacetylene with sodium telluride is described. The primary modification involves the convenient in situ generation of sodium telluride by reduction of tellurium metal with NaBH4 in water.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2463-2464
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Organometallic Chemistry
Issue number14
StatePublished - Jul 1 2008


  • 1,4-Dichloro-2-butyne
  • Diacetylene
  • Sodium telluride
  • Tellurophene

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry


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