4,5-bis(diarylmethylene)-1,3-dithiole: A novel helical electron donor exhibiting electrochromic behavior

Takanori Suzuki, Shintaro Mikum, Yusuke Ishigaki, Hiroki Higuchi, Hidetoshi Kawai, Kenshu Fujiwara

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Vivid color change from intense yellow to deep purple was observed upon electrochemcal oxidation of the title donor 1 to bis(Michler's hydrol blue)-type dication 1 2+. Since the interconversion was also accompanied by drastic geometric changes, configurational stability of the helical π-arrangement is modified upon redox reactions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)748-749
Number of pages2
JournalChemistry Letters
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 2009

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Chemistry


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