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An axially chiral 1,1′-biazulene and its π-extended derivative: synthesis, structures and properties

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Chiral organic π-conjugated molecules have been intensively investigated in the fields of chiral electronic materials and devices. Herein we report a new motif for an axially chiral 1,1′-biazulene and its π-extended derivative, in which biphenyl was annulated by the electron-rich five-membered-ring of the azulene moiety. These two compounds were unexpectedly synthesized from 2-terphenyl azulene by stepwise intermolecular and intramolecular oxidative C–H/C–H couplings. X-ray diffraction analysis revealed that the crystals of both compounds contain a pair of enantiomers. Furthermore, the axially chiral 1,1′-biazulene derivatives were successfully separated into enantiomers that exhibited clear mirror-image circular dichroism spectra up to the near-infrared region.

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The article was received on 07 May 2019, accepted on 10 Jul 2019 and first published on 11 Jul 2019


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C9CC03510A
Chem. Commun., 2019,55, 9606-9609

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    An axially chiral 1,1′-biazulene and its π-extended derivative: synthesis, structures and properties

    Chaolumen, H. Ito and K. Itami, Chem. Commun., 2019, 55, 9606
    DOI: 10.1039/C9CC03510A

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