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Paper | Special issue | Vol 82, No. 1, 2010, pp.449-460
Published online, 17th May, 2010
DOI: 10.3987/COM-10-S(E)16
Synthesis of 3,4-Ethylenedioxythiophene (EDOT) from (Z)-But-2-ene-1,4-diol or But-2-yne-1,4-diol

Iwao Hachiya, Tomohiro Matsumoto, Tatsuhiko Inagaki, Atsushi Takahashi, and Makoto Shimizu*

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


3,4-Ethylenedioxythiophene (EDOT) was synthesized from commercially available (Z)-but-2-ene-1,4-diol or but-2-yne-1,4-diol using epoxidation, etherification, and thiophene formation.