Synthesis, characterization, and physical properties of two novel nonaheteroacene derivatives

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)282-285
Journal / PublicationTetrahedron Letters
Issue number1
Online published16 Nov 2013
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2014
Externally publishedYes


Two novel nonaheteroacene derivatives: 24,27,30,33-tetra-tert-butyl-6,8,10, 17,19,21-hexaaza-1.22,4.5,11.12,15.16-tetrabenzono-nonaacene (1) and 24,27,30,33-tetra-tert-butyl-6,10,17,21-tetraaza-8,19-benzodioxin-1.22,4.5,11. 12,15.16-tetrabenzono-nonaacene (2), have been successfully synthesized through cyclocondensation reactions. The studies on UV-vis and cyclic voltammogram suggest that compound 1 has a smaller bandgap comparing to that of compound 2, indicating that oxygen atoms can destroy the conjugation in compound 2. The results are further confirmed by theoretical simulation. © 2013 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

Research Area(s)

  • Cyclocondensation reaction, heteroacenes, Oligoacenes, Organic electronic materials, Synthesis