Fully Conjugated [4]Chrysaorene. Redox-Coupled Anion Binding in a Tetraradicaloid Macrocycle

Hanna Gregolińska, Marcin Majewski, Piotr J. Chmielewski, Janusz Gregoliński, Alan Chien, Jiawang Zhou, Yi Lin Wu, Youn Jue Bae, Michael R. Wasielewski, Paul M. Zimmerman, Marcin Stepień

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[4]Chrysaorene, a fully conjugated carbocyclic coronoid, is shown to be a low-bandgap π-conjugated system with a distinct open-shell character. The system shows good chemical stability and can be oxidized to well-defined radical cation and dication states. The cavity of [4]chrysaorene acts as an anion receptor toward halide ions with a particular selectivity toward iodides (Ka = 207 ± 6 M-1). The interplay between anion binding and redox chemistry is demonstrated using a 1H NMR analysis in solution. In particular, a well-resolved, paramagnetically shifted spectrum of the [4]chrysaorene radical cation is observed, providing evidence for the inner binding of the iodide. The radical cation-iodide adduct can be generated in thin solid films of [4] chrysaorene by simple exposure to diiodine vapor.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)14474-14480
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of the American Chemical Society
Issue number43
Publication statusPublished - Oct 31 2018

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Biochemistry
  • Colloid and Surface Chemistry

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