Tetrathiafulvalene (TTF) derivatives with 2-azulenyl substituents 5-11 were prepared by the palladium-catalyzed direct arylation reaction of 2-chloroazulenes with TTF in good yield. Photophysical properties of these compounds were investigated by UV-vis spectroscopy and theoretical calculations. Redox behavior of the novel azulene-substituted TTFs was examined by using cyclic voltammetry and differential pulse voltammetry, which revealed their multistep electrochemical oxidation and/or reduction properties. Moreover, these TTF derivatives showed significant spectral change in the visible region under the redox conditions.
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