Synthesis, Structures, and Photophysical Properties of Alternating Donor–Acceptor Cycloparaphenylenes

Shuhei Nishigaki, Miho Fukui, Haruki Sugiyama, Hidehiro Uekusa, Susumu Kawauchi, Yu Shibata, Ken Tanaka

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The synthesis of alternating donor–acceptor [12] and [16]cycloparaphenylenes (CPPs) has been achieved by the rhodium-catalyzed intermolecular cross-cyclotrimerization followed by imidation and/or aromatization. These alternating donor–acceptor CPPs showed positive solvatofluorochromic properties and smaller HOMO–LUMO gaps compared with nonfunctionalized CPPs, which was confirmed by the theoretical study.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)7227-7231
Number of pages5
JournalChemistry - A European Journal
Issue number30
Publication statusPublished - 2017 May 29
Externally publishedYes


  • cycloparaphenylenes
  • cyclotrimerization
  • donor–acceptor systems
  • rhodium
  • solvatochromism

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Organic Chemistry


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