Décembre 2020.

Nouvelle publication de l'équipe SOMaf en couverture du Chemistry European Journal

Desymmetrization of Perylenediimide Bay Regions Using Selective Suzuki–Miyaura Reactions from Dinitro Substituted Derivatives


ABSTRACT: Bay decoration of perylenediimide (PDI) is an attractive approach for tuning the optoelectronic properties of the dye as well as breaking backbone planarity, which provides the possibility of preventing the undesired formation of aggregates. This is usually performed through successive bis‐bromination of PDI and pallado‐catalyzed cross‐coupling, which leads to symmetric triads. We now describe an efficient synthetic strategy for desymmetrization of the accepting PDI core by starting from its bis‐nitration. To this end, Suzuki–Miyaura Couplings (SMC) were carried out on a mixture of 1,6‐ and 1,7‐dinitroPDI regioisomers to add triphenylamine donating moieties and obtain donor–acceptor–donor triads. Investigation of the reactivity of dinitro PDI derivatives toward SMC has allowed us to access unprecedented asymmetric π‐conjugated PDI‐centered triads. These 1,6‐ and 1,7‐PDI based triads, prepared as regioisomeric mixtures, were successfully separated and their spectroscopic, crystallographic and optoelectronic differences are reported.
DOI: 10.1002/chem.202003420