סמינר בכימיה אורגנית: Planar and Twisted π-Conjugated Materials
Dr. Ori Gidron, HUJI/Roman
Planarity plays a crucial role in determining the electronic and optical properties of π-conjugated backbones. Here I will discuss two examples of non-planar and planar systems: twisted acenes and planar furan-based macrocycles.
In the first part, I will demonstrate how twisting affects the electronic, optical and chiroptical properties of acenes. We have introduced a series of twisted acenes, having an anthracene backbone diagonally tethered by an n-alkyl bridge, which induces different degrees of twisting. This helically-locked system allows us to systematically monitor the effect of twisting on electronic and optical properties of anthracene. The effect of twisting on chiroptical properties, charge delocalization and π-conjugation will also be demonstrated.
In the second part, I will discuss bifuranimide as a stable furan containing analog, which resulted in the introduction of the first stable polyfurans and macrocyclic furans. These π-conjugated macrocycles were found to be completely planar, in contrast with thiophene macrocycles which are highly-twisted. The prospects of macrocyclic oligofurans as π-conjugated analogs of crown-ethers and synthons for cycloarenes by multiple Diels–Alder cycloadditions will be discussed.
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