Unexpected formation of helicenes from hexaarylbenzenes containing pyrrole moieties†
A synthetic route to hexaarylbenzenes containing up to six pyrrole units was developed. These pyrrole moieties are connected to the central benzene core via their β-carbon atom. Oxidative cyclodehydrogenation of systems containing one pyrrole ring led to the formation of helicenes instead of the completely fused coronene-like structure.
- This article is part of the themed collection: Novel π-electron molecular scaffolds