Synthesis and redox behavior of Wurster blue cyclophanes

Hiroyuki Takemura, Kô Takehara, Masafumi Ata

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Two cyclophanes composed of two p-phenylenediamine (PPD) units connected by methylene chains of different lengths (1c, n = 3; 2c, n = 5) have been synthesized. The PPD unit of cyclophane 1c was oxidized by a two-electron transfer process to give 1c2+ at the first oxidation potential. In contrast, 2c was oxidized by a one-electron transfer process to give 2c + and then 2c2+.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4936-4941
Number of pages6
JournalEuropean Journal of Organic Chemistry
Issue number23
Publication statusPublished - Nov 26 2004

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry


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