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Modular synthesis of asymmetric rylene derivatives

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The modular synthesis of asymmetric rylenes from naphthalic anhydride derivatives is presented. Imidization, Suzuki–Miyaura coupling and cyclodehydrogenation reactions are utilized for the generation of novel functional rylenes with these three core transformations providing significant flexibility over the final structure. The combination of simple purification and high yields enables access to asymmetric rylenes with functional handles at the imide-position and site-specific incorporation of bay position substituents. The resulting library of perylenes and bisnapthalimide-anthracene derivatives showcase the presented methodology and the ability to tune optoelectronic and electrochemical properties.

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The article was received on 27 Nov 2016, accepted on 02 Jan 2017 and first published on 19 Jan 2017

Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C6TC05139A
J. Mater. Chem. C, 2017,5, 1052-1056

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    Modular synthesis of asymmetric rylene derivatives

    C. S. Sample, E. Goto, N. V. Handa, Z. A. Page, Y. Luo and C. J. Hawker, J. Mater. Chem. C, 2017, 5, 1052
    DOI: 10.1039/C6TC05139A

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