Dipyreno- and diperyleno-anthracenes from glyoxylic Perkin reactions

Parantap Sarkar, Fabien Durola, Harald Bock

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    Twofold Perkin condensation of 2,5-dibromophenylene-1,4-diacetic acid with arylglyoxylic acids followed by cyclo-dehydrobromination leads to dipyreno- and diperyleno-anthracene tetraesters and diimides. The imides show surprisingly large absorption shifts versus the esters, illustrating that electron-withdrawing substituents at the anthracene unit efficiently impart long wavelength absorption in such electron-deficient graphene nanoribbon fragments.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)7552-7554
    Number of pages3
    JournalChemical Communications
    Issue number68
    Publication statusPublished - 2013 Jul 30

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Catalysis
    • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
    • Ceramics and Composites
    • Chemistry(all)
    • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
    • Metals and Alloys
    • Materials Chemistry


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