Amine-Substituted Diazocine Derivatives - Synthesis, Structure, and Photophysical Properties
Mark A Gregory, Bolong Zhang, Andrew J Tilley, Tamika Scheerlinck, Jonathan M White, Wallace WH Wong
HELVETICA CHIMICA ACTA | WILEY-V C H VERLAG GMBH | Published : 2018
A series of amine-substituted diazocines were synthesized in three steps from methyl 2-aminobenzoate or methyl 3-aminonaphtholate. The saddle-shaped diazocine compounds showed similar interplane angle of 75° despite the different steric bulk of the amine substituents. In electrochemical experiments, these diazocines showed irreversible reduction most likely producing indolo[3,2-b]indoles rather than forming the 10-electron planar aromatic species. The carbazole-substituted naphthodiazocines showed the most interesting photophysical properties with evidence of transition from the saddle-shaped ground state to a planar excited state geometry.
Related Projects (8)
Awarded by Australian Research Council
Awarded by ARC Centre of Excellence in Exciton Science
This work was made possible by support from the Australian Research Council through a Future Fellowship (WWHW, FT130100500) and the ARC Centre of Excellence in Exciton Science (CE170100026). W. W. H. W. and B. Z. were further supported by Australian Renewable Energy Agency which funds the project grants within the Australian Centre for Advanced Photovoltaics (ACAP). Responsibility for the views, information or advice expressed herein is not accepted by the Australian Government.