Multichromophore arrays of dibenzotetraazaannulene: a promising platform for bioorganic chemistry
The first series of discrete multichromophore arrays of dibenzotetraazaannulene (DBTAA), containing flexible bridges, have been synthesized in 40–46% isolated yields. The key asymmetrical intermediates, carrying two distinctly addressable functionalities (ROH vs. ROCH2–CC–H and R(CH2)nBr vs. ROCH2–CC–H) at the macrocycle periphery, were synthesized in moderate to high (30–78%) isolated yields. Facile synthetic protocols developed for the synthesis of discrete DBTAA arrays offer several advantages such as operational simplicity and easy post-synthetic workup that overcome the need for laborious chromatographic purification. All new compounds were characterized by microanalysis, mass spectrometry, UV-Vis, FTIR-ATR, and 1H and 13C NMR spectroscopy. Structural features were briefly discussed with emphasis on several potential applications.
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