Arching a bay area of triphenyleno[1,12-bcd]thiophene with group 14 functionalities: Synthesis of the first triphenylene derivatives having thiophene and metallafluorene moieties

Masaichi Saito, Tomoharu Tanikawa, Tomoyuki Tajima, Jing Dong Guo, Shigeru Nagase

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Arching a bay area of triphenyleno[1,12-bcd]thiophene with group 14 functionalities gave the first triphenylene derivatives whose two pairs of bay carbons are connected by two different heteroatom functionalities. Triphenyleno[1,12-bcd:4,5-b′c′d′]dithiophene, which had been only accessible through the very severe reaction conditions, was synthesized under the mild reaction conditions. Photophysical properties of newly-obtained heterolotriphenylene derivatives are discussed with theoretical calculations.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1035-1041
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Organometallic Chemistry
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - Apr 1 2010
Externally publishedYes



  • Electronic absorption
  • Fluorescence
  • Silolotriphenyleno[1,12-bcd]thiophene
  • Stannolotriphenyleno[1,12-bcd]thiophene
  • Triphenyleno[1,12-bcd:4,5-b′c′d′]dithiophene

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry

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