Intramolecular redox-induced dimerization in a viologen dendrimer

Kuldeep Wadhwa, Selbi Nuryyeva, Albert C. Fahrenbach, Mourad Elhabiri, Carlos Platas-Iglesias, Ali Trabolsi

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The redox chemistry of a newly synthesized small dendrimer containing six peripheral viologen units and a phosphazene core is described. The one-electron reduction of each viologen (total six electrons) leads to intermolecular dimerization of the reduced viologens borne by the same phosphorous atom, resulting in a color change from colourless to purple providing it with potential electrochromic applications.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2302-2307
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Materials Chemistry C
Issue number12
StatePublished - Mar 28 2013

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry


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