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Verdazyls as Possible Building Blocks for Multifunctional Molecular Materials: A case Study on 1,5-Diphenyl-3-(p-iodophenyl)-verdazyl Focusing on Magnetism, Electron Transfer and the Applicability of the Sonogashira-Hagihara Reaction

Version 1 : Received: 28 June 2018 / Approved: 28 June 2018 / Online: 28 June 2018 (15:32:47 CEST)

How to cite: Jobelius, H.; Wagner, N.; Schnakenburg, G.; Meyer, A. Verdazyls as Possible Building Blocks for Multifunctional Molecular Materials: A case Study on 1,5-Diphenyl-3-(p-iodophenyl)-verdazyl Focusing on Magnetism, Electron Transfer and the Applicability of the Sonogashira-Hagihara Reaction. Preprints 2018, 2018060477 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201806.0477.v1). Jobelius, H.; Wagner, N.; Schnakenburg, G.; Meyer, A. Verdazyls as Possible Building Blocks for Multifunctional Molecular Materials: A case Study on 1,5-Diphenyl-3-(p-iodophenyl)-verdazyl Focusing on Magnetism, Electron Transfer and the Applicability of the Sonogashira-Hagihara Reaction. Preprints 2018, 2018060477 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201806.0477.v1).

Abstract

This work explores the use of Kuhn verdazyl radicals as building blocks in multifunctional molecular materials in an exemplary study, focusing on the magnetic and the electron transfer (ET) characteristics, but also addressing the question whether chemical modification by cross-coupling is possible. The ET in solution is studied spectroscopically whereas solid state measurements afford information about the magnetic susceptibility or the conductivity of the given samples. The observed results are rationalized based on the chemical structures of the molecules, which have been obtained by X-ray crystallography. The crystallographically observed molecular structures as well as the interpretation based on the spectroscopic and physical measurements are backed up by DFT calculations. The measurements indicate that only weak, antiferromagnetic coupling is observed in Kuhn verdazyls owed to the low tendency to form face-to-face stacks, but also that steric reasons alone are not sufficient to explain this behavior. Furthermore, it is also demonstrated that ET reactions proceed rapidly in verdazyls/verdazylium redox couples and that Kuhn verdazyls are suited as donor molecules in ET reactions.

Subject Areas

radicals; exchange coupling; cross-coupling; broken symmetry DFT; EPR spectroscopy; X-ray crystallography; redox chemistry

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