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Keywords:

  • charge transfer;
  • fullerenes;
  • hydrazones;
  • polymerization;
  • supramolecular chemistry

Abstract

The development of synthetic methods to build complex functional systems is a central and current challenge in organic chemistry. This goal is important because supramolecular architectures of highest sophistication account for function in nature, and synthetic organic chemistry, contrary to high standards with small molecules, fails to deliver functional systems of similar complexity. In this report, we introduce a collection of fullerenes that is compatible with the construction of multicomponent charge-transfer cascades and can be placed in triple-channel architectures next to stacks of oligothiophenes and naphthalenediimides. For the creation of this collection, modern fullerene chemistry—methanofullerenes and 1,4-diarylfullerenes—is combined with classical Nierengarten–Diederich–Bingel approaches.