An orthogonal C-H borylation - cross-coupling strategy for the preparation of tetrasubstituted "A(2)B(2)''-chrysene derivatives with tuneable photophysical properties

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  • External authors:
  • K. W. J. Heard
  • John Morrison
  • Laura Weston
  • C. H. Lo
  • Lucian Pirvu
  • James Raftery
  • M. S. Little


The regioselective, orthogonal functionalisation of 4,10-dichlorochrysene enables the synthesis of a variety of 2,8,4,10-''A(2)B(2)''-tetrasubstituted chrysenes. Such compounds exhibit broadened UV-vis absorption spectra, decreased band gap and higher HOMO levels compared to the parent chrysene.

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)6115-6118
Number of pages4
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number28
StatePublished - 2015