Putting green in chemistry: A greener approach to hexakisarylbenzenes

CHED 474

Ashley L. Lamm, bickashl@isu.edu and Joshua J. Pak, pakjosh@isu.edu. Department of Chemistry, Idaho State University, Campus Box 8023, Pocatello, ID 83209
Green Chemistry and its practice are becoming increasingly important in all aspects of chemistry. Hexakisarylbenzenes are of current interest to us due to their optoelectric applications such as uses in Small Molecule Organic Light Emitting Diodes (SMOLEDs). We are currently developing greener processes for the preparation of hexakisarylbenzenes starting from simple arylaldehydes. During this process, harmful reagents have been replaced with benign reagents, atom economy has been utilized, and a catalytic process has been employed.