3,4:9,10-Perylenebis(dicarboximide) chromophores that function as both electron donors and acceptors

Yongyu Zhao, Michael R. Wasielewski*

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Five green 3,4:9,10-perylenebis(dicarboximide)dyes that both donate and accept electrons have been synthesized under mild conditions in high yields. These chromophores undergo reversible one-electron oxidation and reduction in butyronitrile at modest potentials.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)7047-7050
Number of pages4
JournalTetrahedron Letters
Issue number39
StatePublished - Sep 24 1999


  • Amination
  • Electron transfer
  • Optical properties
  • Polycyclic aromatic compounds

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Drug Discovery
  • Organic Chemistry


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