Regio-selective substitution at the 1,3- and 6,8-positions of pyrene for the construction of small dipolar molecules
journal contributionposted on 09.11.2015 by Xing Feng, Hirotsugu Tomiyasu, Jian-Yong Hu, Xian-Fu Wei, Carl Redshaw, Mark Elsegood, Lynne Horsburgh, Simon J. Teat, Takehiko Yamato
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This article presents a novel asymmetrical functionalization strategy for the construction of dipolar molecules via efficient regioselective functionalization along the Z-axis of pyrene at both the 1,3- and 6,8-positions. Three asymmetrically substituted 1,3-diphenyl-6,8-R-disubsituted pyrenes were fully characterized by X-ray crystallography, photophysical properties, electrochemistry, and density functional theory calculations.
This work was performed under the Cooperative Research Program of “Network Joint Research Center for Materials and Devices (Institute for Materials Chemistry and Engineering, Kyushu University)”. We thank the EPSRC (travel grants to C.R.), The Royal Society of Chemistry, The Scientific Research Foundation for the Returned Overseas Chinese Scholars, the State Education Ministry, and The Scientific Research Common Program of Beijing Municipal Commission of Education (18190115/008) for financial support. The Advanced Light Source is supported by the Director, Office of Science, Office of Basic Energy Sciences, of the U.S. Department of Energy under Contract DE-AC02-05CH11231.