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Electron-poor Arylenediimides

Abstract

Arylenediimides are inherently electron deficient and provide enormous opportunities to conjugte electron withdrawing substituents at different regions of the -scaffold. This review article highlights the gradual emergence of diverse molecular design principles to realize exceptionally electron deficient arylenediimide molecules. Interestingly, non-conventional electron withdrawing substituents allow realization of some of the strongest electron acceptors known from this class of molecules. Thus, an enthralling and exceptionally close race to garner the top position within the electron deficient molecules unfolds, which has immense implications with regards to stability and potential applications.

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The article was received on 08 Mar 2018, accepted on 14 May 2018 and first published on 16 May 2018


Article type: Review Article
DOI: 10.1039/C8QO00256H
Citation: Org. Chem. Front., 2018, Accepted Manuscript
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    Electron-poor Arylenediimides

    P. Mukhopadhyay, S. Kumar, J. Shukla and Y. Kumar, Org. Chem. Front., 2018, Accepted Manuscript , DOI: 10.1039/C8QO00256H

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