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An electron-transfer induced conformational transformation: from non-cofacial “sofa” to cofacial “boat” in cyclotetraveratrylene (CTTV) and formation of charge transfer complexes

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Abstract

Electro-active polychromophoric assemblies that undergo clam-like electromechanic actuation represent an important class of organic functional materials. Here, we show that the readily available cyclotetraveratrylene (CTTV) undergoes oxidation-induced folding, consistent with interconversion from a non-cofacial “sofa” conformation to a cofacial “boat” conformer. It is found that the non-cofacial “sofa” conformer of CTTV forms stable electron donor–acceptor complexes with chloranil and DDQ. Electron-transfer induced conformational transformation in CTTV provides a framework for the rational design of novel organic functional molecules.

Graphical abstract: An electron-transfer induced conformational transformation: from non-cofacial “sofa” to cofacial “boat” in cyclotetraveratrylene (CTTV) and formation of charge transfer complexes

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The article was received on 14 May 2018, accepted on 23 Jul 2018 and first published on 23 Jul 2018


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C8OB01118D
Citation: Org. Biomol. Chem., 2018,16, 5712-5717
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    An electron-transfer induced conformational transformation: from non-cofacial “sofa” to cofacial “boat” in cyclotetraveratrylene (CTTV) and formation of charge transfer complexes

    D. Wang, M. V. Ivanov, S. Mirzaei, S. V. Lindeman and R. Rathore, Org. Biomol. Chem., 2018, 16, 5712
    DOI: 10.1039/C8OB01118D

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