Core-modified rubyrins containing dithienylethene moieties

Zhikuan Zhou, Yi Chang, Soji Shimizu, John Mack, Christian Schütt, Rainer Herges, Zhen Shen, Nagao Kobayashi

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Two stable core-modified rubyrins bearing one and two dithienylethene (DTE) units (1 and 2) have been synthesized. With one "closed-form" DTE unit, 1 shows aromaticity associated with its conjugated circuit of 26 π-electrons. In contrast, rubyrin 2 containing one "open-form" DTE unit has nonaromatic properties.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)6563-6567
Number of pages5
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Issue number25
Publication statusPublished - Jun 16 2014
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)

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Zhou, Z., Chang, Y., Shimizu, S., Mack, J., Schütt, C., Herges, R., ... Kobayashi, N. (2014). Core-modified rubyrins containing dithienylethene moieties. Angewandte Chemie - International Edition, 53(25), 6563-6567.