Issue 12, 2023

Highly electron deficient diketopyrrolopyrroles


The synthesis, spectroelectrochemical and structural characteristics of highly electron-accepting diketopyrrrolopyrrole (DPP) molecules with adjoining pyridinium rings is reported, along with an assessment of their toxicity, which is apparently low. The compounds show reversible electrochemistry and in one subfamily a massive increase in molar extinction coefficient upon electrochemical reduction.

Graphical abstract: Highly electron deficient diketopyrrolopyrroles

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12 Dec 2022
03 Jan 2023
First published
03 Jan 2023
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Chem. Commun., 2023,59, 1613-1616

Highly electron deficient diketopyrrolopyrroles

J. Humphreys, F. Malagreca, P. A. Hume, E. S. Davies, S. P. Argent, T. D. Bradshaw and D. B. Amabilino, Chem. Commun., 2023, 59, 1613 DOI: 10.1039/D2CC06770F

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