Issue 41, 2019



We report the synthesis and characterization of a series of arene-borazine hybrids called borazatruxenes. These molecules are BN-isosteres of truxene whereby the central benzene core has been replaced by a borazine ring. The straightforward three step synthesis, stability and their chiroptical and electronic properties recommend them as new scaffolds for BN–carbon hybrid materials. Computational studies at DFT level, closely matching the experimental data, provided insights in the electronic structure of these molecules.

Graphical abstract: Borazatruxenes

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Edge Article
22 May 2019
27 Aug 2019
First published
28 Aug 2019
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Chem. Sci., 2019,10, 9565-9570


S. Limberti, L. Emmett, A. Trandafir, G. Kociok-Köhn and G. D. Pantoş, Chem. Sci., 2019, 10, 9565 DOI: 10.1039/C9SC02489A

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