Strategies toward phosphorus-containing PAHs and the effect of P-substitution on the electronic properties

Rózsa Szucs, François Riobé, Aude Escande, Damien Joly, Pierre Antoine Bouit, László Nyulászi, Muriel Hissler

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In this paper, we report on the different synthetic strategies which led to the preparation of a whole family of polyaromatic hydrocarbons containing a P-Atom at the edge. In particular, we show from both experimental and theoretical perspective how the Scholl method has to be adapted to the specificity of organophosphorus derivatives. The P-modified PAHs possess the classical phosphane reactivity that allows fine-Tuning of their electronic properties as evidenced by spectro-electrochemistry and theoretical calculations. In particular, the effect of P-substitution on the aromaticity of the different cycles of the PAH was studied.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)341-355
Number of pages15
JournalPure and Applied Chemistry
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Mar 1 2017



  • ICPC-21
  • aromaticity
  • organophosphorus chemistry
  • phosphole
  • polyaromatics
  • spectro-electrochemistry

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Chemical Engineering(all)

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