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Novel Thiophene Oligomers Containing a Redox Active Hexaarylethane Unit

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posted on 22.07.2004, 00:00 by Jun-ichi Nishida, Tatsuya Miyagawa, Yoshiro Yamashita
Novel thiophene oligomers containing a redox active hexaarylethane unit have been prepared as a new class of molecular wires having a large electrochemical bistability and definitely characterized by using single-crystal X-ray structure analysis and redox potential measurements. They constitute reversible redox pairs with the corresponding bis(thioxanthyl) dications by undergoing C−C bond making/breaking. They show unique electrochromism and a fluorescence change during interconversion.

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