Mixed-valent molecular triple-deckers

Schmidt, Hauke C. and Guo, Xingwei and Richard, Pascal U. and Neuburger, Markus and Palivan, Cornelia C. and Wenger, Oliver S.. (2018) Mixed-valent molecular triple-deckers. Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 57 (36). pp. 11688-11691.

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Two phenothiazine (PTZ) moieties were connected via naphthalene spacers to a central arene to result in stacked PTZ‐arene‐PTZ structure elements. Benzene and tetramethoxybenzene units served as central arenes mediating electronic communication between the two PTZ units. Based on cyclic voltammetry, UV/Vis‐NIR absorption, EPR spectroscopy, and computational studies, the one‐electron oxidized forms of the resulting compounds behave as class II organic mixed‐valence species in which the unpaired electron is partially delocalized over both PTZ units. The barrier for intramolecular electron transfer depends on the nature of the central arene sandwiched between the two PTZ moieties. These are the first examples of rigid organic mixed‐valent triple‐decker compounds with possible electron‐transfer pathways directly across a stacked structure, and they illustrate the potential of oligo‐naphthalene building blocks for long‐range electron transfer and a future molecular electronics technology.
Faculties and Departments:05 Faculty of Science > Departement Chemie > Chemie > Anorganische Chemie (Wenger)
UniBasel Contributors:Wenger, Oliver and Palivan, Cornelia G and Neuburger, Markus and Richard, Pascal and Guo, Xingwei and Schmidt, Hauke
Item Type:Article, refereed
Article Subtype:Research Article
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