CANCELED: Organic Chemistry Seminar
This event has been canceled.
The molecular design of π-conjugated systems with unusual electronic structure and thus optical and/or electronic properties are of increasing importance for both progress of fundamental molecular science and development of next-generation optoelectronic materials. To this end, incorporation of main-group elements has been recognized as the one of the promising approaches toward the molecular design of π-conjugated systems with unusual electronic structure and thus optical and/or electronic properties. However, this approach often poses a challenge of compromise between unusual electronic structure and chemical stability of the resulting π-systems.
To tackle this issue, our group have so far focused on the characteristics of phosphorus and sulfur, and developed a number of novel p-electron systems with optical and/or electronic functions. These studies not only led to the generation of several outstanding functional materials including fluorescent probes, two-electron-absorbing dyes, and solution-processable semiconductors, but also provided several new concepts in the rational molecular design of functional p-electron systems. In this presentation, I will describe the overview of our work and some of recent studies on the sulfur-containing heterocycles towards 1) the renaissance of the chemistry of nonbenzenoid hydrocarbons, and 2) the unconventional approach for solubilizing and molecular alignment of π-conjugated systems.