Title

X-ray Structural Characterization of Charge Delocalization onto the Three Equivalent Benzenoid Rings in Hexamethoxytriptycene Cation Radical

Document Type

Article

Language

eng

Publication Date

6-4-2009

Publisher

American Chemical Society

Source Publication

Organic Letters

Source ISSN

1523-7060

Abstract

Definitive X-ray crystallographic evidence is obtained for a single hole (or a polaron) to be uniformly distributed on the three equivalent 1,2-dimethoxybenzenoid (or veratrole) rings in the hexamethoxytriptycene cation radical. This conclusion is further supported by electrochemical analysis and by the observation of an intense near-IR transition in its electronic spectrum, as well as by comparison of the spectral and electrochemical characteristics with the model compounds containing one and two dimethoxybenzene rings.

Comments

Organic Letters, Vol. 11, No. 11 (June 4, 2009): 2253-2256. DOI.

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