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Title: Building Blocks and COFs Formed in Concert —Three‐Component Synthesis of Pyrene‐Fused Azaacene Covalent Organic Framework in the Bulk and as Films
Abstract

A three‐component synthesis methodology is described for the formation of covalent organic frameworks (COFs) containing extended aromatics. Notably, this approach enables synthesis of the building blocks and COF along parallel reaction landscapes, on a similar timeframe. The use of fragmental building block components, namely pyrene dione diboronic acid as aggregation‐inducing COF precursor and the diamineso‐phenylenediamine (Ph), 2,3‐diaminonaphthalene (Naph), or (1R,2R)‐(+)‐1,2‐diphenylethylenediamine (2Ph) as extending functionalization units in conjunction with 2,3,6,7,10,11‐hexahydroxytriphenylene, resulted in the formation of the corresponding pyrene‐fused azaacene, i.e., Aza‐COF series with full conversion of the dione moiety, long‐range order, and high surface area. In addition, the novel three‐component synthesis was successfully applied to produce highly crystalline, oriented thin films of the Aza‐COFs with nanostructured surfaces on various substrates. The Aza‐COFs exhibit light absorption maxima in the blue spectral region, and each Aza‐COF presents a distinct photoluminescence profile. Transient absorption measurements of Aza‐Ph‐ and Aza‐Naph‐COFs suggest ultrafast relaxation dynamics of excited‐states within these COFs.

 
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NSF-PAR ID:
10442008
Author(s) / Creator(s):
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Publisher / Repository:
Wiley Blackwell (John Wiley & Sons)
Date Published:
Journal Name:
Angewandte Chemie
Volume:
135
Issue:
30
ISSN:
0044-8249
Format(s):
Medium: X
Sponsoring Org:
National Science Foundation
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