Synthesis of electron-poor hexa-peri-hexabenzocoronenes
David J Jones, Balaji Purushothaman, Shaomin Ji, Andrew B Holmes, Wallace WH Wong
CHEMICAL COMMUNICATIONS | ROYAL SOC CHEMISTRY | Published : 2012
The oxidative cyclodehydrogenation of electron-poor arenes was achieved using DDQ-CF(3)SO(3)H resulting in hexa-peri-hexabenzocoronenes with electron withdrawing Br, F and CF(3) groups. This method will lead to their expansion into a new class of electron transport materials.
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Awarded by Australian Research Council
This work was supported by the Australian Solar Institute (fellowship and project grant), the Australian Research Council (DP0877325), the Victorian Organic Solar Cell Consortium (www.vicosc.unimelb.edu.au), Victorian State Government (DBI-VSA and DPI-ETIS) and the University of Melbourne.