[4]Triangulenes with Three Oxygen-Boron-Oxygen (OBO) Units and Anti-Kasha Emissions

27 July 2022, Version 1


Triangulenes have attracted enormous interest due to the intriguing properties. However, the limited synthetic approach and intrinsic instability make the investigation of their properties inaccessible. The synthesis of heteroatom-doped triangulenes becomes an alternative strategy of studying triangulenes. Herein, we report the synthesis of three [4]triangulenes, which are edge-modified by three oxygen-boron-oxygen (OBO) units. The structure of OBO-doped [4]triangulene is confirmed by the single-crystal X-ray diffraction analysis, revealing an off-plane core with three edge-modified OBO units. These OBO-doped [4]triangulenes exhibit high stability towards air and moisture. Both theoretical calculations and photophysical investigation of OBO-doped [4]triangulenes indicate that this kind of molecules display anti-Kasha fluorescence and phosphorescence emissions. The binding behaviors of (OBO)3-[4]triangulenes toward pyridine were also studied.


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