Dibenzophosphapentaphenes: Exploiting P chemistry for gap fine-tuning and coordination-driven assembly of planar polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons

Pierre Antoine Bouit, Aude Escande, Rózsa Szücs, Dénes Szieberth, Christophe Lescop, László Nyulászi, Muriel Hissler, Régis Réau

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)6524-6527
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of the American Chemical Society
Issue number15
Publication statusPublished - Apr 18 2012


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Biochemistry
  • Colloid and Surface Chemistry

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