π-Expanded Borazine: An Ambipolar Conjugated B–π–N Macrocycle

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  • This work is supported by the National Science Foundation under Grants No. CHE-0809642 and CHE-1112195.

Abstract

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Staying at a B ′N′ B: A highly symmetric cyclic structure in which N donor and B acceptor sites are alternating (see picture) is found for the first ambipolar π-conjugated B–N macrocycle. The donor–π–acceptor arrangement results in mutual interactions between B and N and a pronounced solvatochromic effect on the emission. The strong luminescence in solution also lends itself to use in anion recognition.

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