Synthesis and Properties of [7]Helicene-like Compounds Fused with a Fluorene Unit

[7]­Helicene-like compounds with a fluorene unit were successfully synthesized using a platinum-catalyzed double cyclization reaction. Crystal structures and photophysical properties of these compounds were also studied. In particular, they were found to exhibit a high fluorescence quantum yield and a relatively large g value (dissymmetric factor) of circularly polarized luminescence (CPL) for small molecules.