Recent advances of stable Blatter radicals: synthesis, properties and applications
Radicals, organic molecules with unpaired electrons, are applied across different scientific disciplines such as electronics, energy storage and biochemistry. Among them, due to the extensive delocalization of the spin on the arene and the endocyclic nitrogens, Blatter radicals possess unique electronic and magnetic properties. Importantly, the excellence of chemical and thermal stability makes them have great potential in applications. In this review, the synthesis, properties and applications of Blatter radicals from recent developments are summarized. Furthermore, the future developments of Blatter radicals are also speculated.
- This article is part of the themed collections: 2020 Materials Chemistry Frontiers Review-type Articles and Celebrating Prof. Fred Wudl’s 80th Birthday