Borylated Arylamine-Benzothiadiazole Donor-Acceptor Materials as Low LUMO, Low Band-Gap Chromophores

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  • External authors:
  • Daniel Crossley
  • Rosanne Goh
  • Jessica Cid
  • Inigo Vitorica-Yrezabal


Fused and ladder type benzothiadiazole-arylamine donor-acceptor C,N-chelated boron complexes were synthesized through direct electrophilic C-H borylation. The frontier molecular orbital energy levels of the borylated materials then could be modulated through variation of the exocyclic boron substituents by transmetallation with different diarylzinc reagents. The borylated materials possessed low band-gaps and low LUMO energy levels with a number of examples also showing significant absorbance > 700 nm; however, low photoluminescence quantum yields were found for all these borylated compounds.

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Original languageEnglish
Issue number14
Early online date25 Apr 2017
Publication statusPublished - 2017

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