9,9′-Anthryl-anthroxyl radicals: Strategic stabilization of highly reactive phenoxyl radicals

Tatsuya Aotake, Mitsuharu Suzuki, Naoki Aratani, Junpei Yuasa, Daiki Kuzuhara, Hironobu Hayashi, Haruyuki Nakano, Tsuyoshi Kawai, Jishan Wu, Hiroko Yamada

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Stable 9,9′-anthryl-anthroxyl radicals were synthesized and isolated, and the structures were fully characterized by single crystal X-ray diffraction analysis and ESR measurement. The resonance structure and steric protection of the peripheral positions and the most reactive 9-position of anthracene prolong the half-life of the radical in solution to 11 days.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)6734-6737
Number of pages4
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number31
Publication statusPublished - Apr 21 2015

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Catalysis
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • General Chemistry
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry


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