Axially Chiral peri-Xanthenoxanthenes as a Circularly Polarized Luminophore

Kazuto Takaishi, Sakiko Hinoide, Tomoki Matsumoto, Tadashi Ema

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A series of axially chiral peri-xanthenoxanthenes (PXXs) were synthesized from 1,1′-bi-2-naphthol without optical resolution. These are the first examples of chiral PXXs. Among them, PXX 5 with two naphthalene rings connected via a methylenedioxy bridge and a chiral axis displayed intense fluorescence (FL) and circularly polarized luminescence (CPL) both in solution (φFL of 0.72 and |glum| of 1.4 × 10-3) and in the solid state (φFL of 0.13 and |glum| of 4.8 × 10-3). The bridged structure of PXX 5 adjusts the angle between the vectors of the electric and magnetic transition dipole moments, which is essential for showing intense CPL activity.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)11852-11857
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of the American Chemical Society
Issue number30
Publication statusPublished - Jul 31 2019

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • General Chemistry
  • Biochemistry
  • Colloid and Surface Chemistry


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