Oxidative condensation of three p-phenylenediamines with 3-hydroxy-2-methyl-N-(phenylamino)benzene gives new coloured aposafranones. 2-Methylresorcinol is easy to convert into the asymmetric building block 3-hydroxy-2-methyl-N-(phenylamino)benzene with aniline. The aposafranones are sterically crowded because of the 1-methyl and N-phenyl groups. The UV/Vis absorption maxima are in the range 530-545 nm.
We thank the UK EPSRC National Mass Spectrometry Service Centre for mass spectrometric data and the UK National Crystallography Centre (University of Southampton) for the X-raydata collections.
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