A synthetic route to planar P-modified polycylic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) is described. The presence of a reactive σ 3, λ 3-P moiety within the sp 2-carbon scaffold allows the preparation of a new family of PAHs displaying tunable optical and redox properties. Their frontier molecular orbitals (MOs) are derived from the corresponding phosphole MOs and show extended conjugation with the entire π framework. The coordination ability of the P center allows the coordination-driven assembly of two molecular PAHs onto a Au I ion.
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- Colloid and Surface Chemistry