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Short Paper | Special issue | Vol 88, No. 1, 2014, pp.607-612
Published online, 24th May, 2013
DOI: 10.3987/COM-13-S(S)8
Two-Step Synthesis of 3,4-Ethylenedioxythiophene (EDOT) from 2,3-Butanedione

Iwao Hachiya, Toshihiro Yamamoto, Tatsuhiko Inagaki, Tomohiro Matsumoto, Atsushi Takahashi, Isao Mizota, and Makoto Shimizu*

*Department of Chemistry for Materials, Graduate School of Engineering, Mie University, 1577 Kurimamachiya-cho Tsu, Mie 514-8507, Japan


3,4-Ethylenedioxythiophene (EDOT) was synthesized from commercially available 2,3-butanedione in only a two-step procedure including ketalization and thiophene formation.