(Chemical Equation Presented) A series of unconventional twisted π-electron system molecules has been synthesized via Suzuki cross-coupling of two sterically hindered arenes. Crystallographic analysis of these molecules reveals a large ring-ring dihedral twist angle (87°) and a highly charge-separated zwitterionic ground state. An efficient conversion of phenols into aryl halides is also reported.
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- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
- Organic Chemistry