Synthesis, structures, and properties of plumboles

Masaichi Saito, Masafumi Sakaguchi, Tomoyuki Tajima, Kazuya Ishimura, Shigeru Nagase

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Reactions of 1,4-dilithio-1,2,3,4-tetraphenyl-1,3-butadiene with dichlorodiphenylplumbane gave hexaphenylplumbole 1 and spirobiplumbole 2. These structures were determined by X-ray diffraction analysis. Electronic structures of 1 and 2 were discussed by the aid of NMR analysis and theoretical calculations. The compounds 1 and 2 were found to be the first fluorescent organolead compounds.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1068-1076
Number of pages9
JournalPhosphorus, Sulfur and Silicon and the Related Elements
Issue number5-6
Publication statusPublished - May 2010
Externally publishedYes


  • Fluorescence
  • Hexaphenylplumbole
  • Spirobiplumbole
  • Theoretical calculation
  • X-ray diffraction analysis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry


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