Journal article

Spectroscopy of naphthalene diimides and their anion radicals

G Andric, JF Boas, AM Bond, GD Fallon, KP Ghiggino, CF Hogan, JA Hutchison, MAP Lee, SJ Langford, JR Pilbrow, GJ Troup, CP Woodward

AUSTRALIAN JOURNAL OF CHEMISTRY | CSIRO PUBLISHING | Published : 2004

Abstract

Naphthalene diimides 1-4 having different N,N-disubstitution undergo single electron reduction processes either chemically or electrochemically to yield the corresponding radical anion in high yield. This study concentrates on 1, bearing pentyl side chains connected through the diimide nitrogens, and compares the results obtained against those bearing isopropyl, propargyl, and phenylalanyl side chains. Compound 1 exhibits mirror image absorption and fluorescence in the near-UV region in CH2C12 and dimethylformamide that is typical of monomeric N,N-dialkyl-substituted naphthalene diimides. In toluene, excimer-like emission is observed, which suggests ground-state complexes involving 1 are for..

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