Radical cations of twisted acenes: Chiroptical properties and spin delocalization

Anjan Bedi, Raanan Carmieli, Ori Gidron*

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We introduce the first series of enantiopure twistacene radical cations, which form reversibly upon chemical or electrochemical oxidation. Their vis-NIR chiroptical properties (Cotton effect and anisotropy factor) increase systematically with the backbone twist. The hyperfine constants observed by EPR demonstrate significant spin delocalization even for large backbone twist angles.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)6022-6025
Number of pages4
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number43
StatePublished - 2019

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