Imide-fused [n]phenacenes (nPDIs, n = 3, 5, 7) were systematically synthesised and their electronic features were investigated by electrochemical and electronic spectral measurements. nPDIs showed two reduction waves attributed to formation of radical ions and dianions. 3PDI produced blue fluorescence independent of solvent polarity. In contrast, 5PDI and 7PDI displayed marked positive solvatofluorochromism due to intramolecular charge transfer characters between the imide moieties and phenacene p cores in the excited state. The spectral features were analyzed by the Lippert-Mataga relationship and theoretical calculations.
|Number of pages||6|
|Publication status||Published - Jan 30 2023|
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- Chemical Engineering(all)