A kinetically blocked 1,14:11,12-dibenzopentacene: A persistent triplet diradical of a non-Kekulé polycyclic benzenoid hydrocarbon
Webster, Richard D.
KAUST DepartmentKAUST Catalysis Center (KCC)
Physical Sciences and Engineering (PSE) Division
Chemical Science Program
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AbstractThe synthesis of high-spin polycyclic hydrocarbons is very challenging due to their extremely high reactivity. Herein, we report the synthesis and characterization of a kinetically blocked 1,14:11,12-dibenzopentacene, DP-Mes, which represents a rare persistent triplet diradical of a non-Kekulé polycyclic benzenoid hydrocarbon. In contrast to its structural isomer 1,14:7,8-dibenzopentacene (heptazethrene) with a singlet biradical ground state, DP-Mes is a triplet diradical as confirmed by ESR and ESTN measurements and density functional theory calculations. DP-Mes also displays intermolecular antiferromagnetic spin interactions in solution at low temperature. © 2014 the Partner Organisations.
SponsorsThe work was supported by a A*STAR BMRC grant (10/1/21/19/642), a MOE Tier 2 grant (MOE2011-T2-2-130) and IMRE Core funding (IMRE/13-1C0205).
PublisherRoyal Society of Chemistry (RSC)