A novel neutral organic electron donor with record half-wave potential

Farwaha, Hardeep S and Bucher, Gotz and Murphy, John A (2013) A novel neutral organic electron donor with record half-wave potential. Organic and Biomolecular Chemistry, 11. pp. 8073-8081. ISSN 1477-0520

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    Abstract

    Tricyclic donor 26 has been prepared and is the most reducing neutral ground-state organic molecule known, with an oxidation potential 260 mV more negative than the previous record. Cyclic voltammetry shows that a 2-electron reversible redox process occurs in DMF as solvent at −1.46 V vs. Ag/AgCl.