Regioselective Mono and Homo/hetero Dihalogenation of the Benzothioxanthene Monoimide

Through the preparation and characterization of five new derivatives, the regioselective mono and di, homo and hetero, halogenation of the benzothioxanthene (BTXI) core is demonstrated herein. All structurally solved by X-ray crystallography, these complementary functionalized building blocks open doors to the design of new symmetrical and asymmetrical π-conjugated systems based on this promising but still under-explored rylene.