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The inverted solvatochromism of protonated ferrocenylethenyl-pyrimidines: the first example of the solvatochromic reversal of a hybrid organic/inorganic dye

Abstract

Five new solvatochromic 2,6-diaryl-4-ferrocenylethenylpyrimidines were synthesized and their spectral variations in solution investigated in ten solvents of variable polarity. Their observed positive solvatochromism in HBD- and non-HBD-solvents changed to an inverted behavior upon protonation of the pyrimidine ring by the addition of trifluoroacetic acid. Multiparametric analysis of the solvatochromic band of the protonated dyes showed that the solvent acidity and polarizability were mainly responsible for their inverted behavior, which arose from an internal charge-transfer from the ferrocene fragment to the pyrimidinium acceptor, confirmed by theoretical calculations.

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The article was received on 22 Aug 2019, accepted on 29 Sep 2019 and first published on 30 Sep 2019


Article type: Research Article
DOI: 10.1039/C9QO01043B
Org. Chem. Front., 2019, Accepted Manuscript

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    The inverted solvatochromism of protonated ferrocenylethenyl-pyrimidines: the first example of the solvatochromic reversal of a hybrid organic/inorganic dye

    M. Dominguez, M. Vidal, C. Pastenes, C. Aliaga and M. C. Rezende, Org. Chem. Front., 2019, Accepted Manuscript , DOI: 10.1039/C9QO01043B

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