Dibenzo[b,f]arsepins possessing severely distorted cores compared to those of other heteropins were synthesized. These derivatives exhibited dual photoluminescence in the green-to-red region (500–700 nm) and the near-ultraviolet region (<380 nm), which could be attributed to the planarization of the arsepin core in the lowest singlet excited (S1) state. The computational approach for the assessment of the aromatic indices revealed that the dibenzoarsepins studied show aromaticity (8π system) in the S1 states in line with Baird's rule. The lone pair electrons of the arsenic atoms play a crucial role in the aromaticity in the S1 states.
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