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Redox-switchable Intramolecular π−π-Stacking of Perylene Bisimide Dyes in a Cyclophane

Authors

  • Felix Schlosser,

    1. Universität Würzburg, Institut für Organische Chemie & Center for Nanosystems Chemistry, Am Hubland, 97074 Würzburg, Germany
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  • Michael Moos,

    1. Universität Würzburg, Institut für Organische Chemie & Center for Nanosystems Chemistry, Am Hubland, 97074 Würzburg, Germany
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  • Christoph Lambert,

    Corresponding author
    1. Universität Würzburg, Institut für Organische Chemie & Center for Nanosystems Chemistry, Am Hubland, 97074 Würzburg, Germany
    • Universität Würzburg, Institut für Organische Chemie & Center for Nanosystems Chemistry, Am Hubland, 97074 Würzburg, Germany.
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  • Frank Würthner

    Corresponding author
    1. Universität Würzburg, Institut für Organische Chemie & Center for Nanosystems Chemistry, Am Hubland, 97074 Würzburg, Germany
    • Universität Würzburg, Institut für Organische Chemie & Center for Nanosystems Chemistry, Am Hubland, 97074 Würzburg, Germany.
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  • Dedicated to Professor Waldemar Adam on the occasion of his 75th birthday

Abstract

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Molecular actuation by stepwise electrochemical reduction is demonstrated for a cyclophane that exhibits a pronounced conformational transition from a closed cavity with cofacially stacked PBIs in the neutral state to an expanded open cavity in the three- and fourfold reduced state.

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