Fluorescent molecular glass based on hexadehydrotribenzo[12]annulene

Yotaro Kasahara, Ichiro Hisaki, Tomoyuki Akutagawa, Takashi Takeda

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We prepared octylbenzoate-substituted [12]DBA (C8[12]DBA) as an organic molecular glass material. Even with a central large, planar π unit of [12]DBA, which is generally advantageous for the formation of a crystalline/liquid crystalline state, this compound formed a thermally stable glass state due to its small intermolecular π contact between [12]DBA units and twisted geometries around the terminal benzoate units.C8[12]DBAshowed a unique dielectric anomaly and isolated fluorescence properties in the glass state.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5374-5377
Number of pages4
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number44
Publication statusPublished - 2021 Jun 4


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