Synthesis of Donor-Acceptor-Type Benzo[b]phosphole and Naphtho[2,3-b]phosphole Oxides and Their Solvatochromic Properties

Naohiko Yoshikai, Mithun Santra, Bin Wu

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Abstract

A series of donor-acceptor-type benzo[b]phosphole and naphtho[2,3-b]phosphole oxides have been synthesized through metal-catalyzed reactions as key steps: that is, (1) cobalt- and copper-catalyzed multicomponent coupling of an arylzinc reagent, an alkyne, and dichlorophenylphosphine to assemble the electron-deficient benzophosphole or naphthophosphole oxide core and (2) palladium-catalyzed cross-coupling to introduce an electron-donating substituent to the "benzo" or "naphtho" moiety. These donor-acceptor molecules are strongly fluorescent, showing weak to strong solvatochromism depending on the electron-donating substituent.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2637-2645
Number of pages9
JournalOrganometallics
Volume36
Issue number14
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017 Jul 24
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry

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