Spirocyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (SAHs) and their Synthetic Methodologies

Author(s): Ling-Hai Xie, Jing Liang, Juan Song, Cheng-Rong Yin, Wei Huang.

Journal Name: Current Organic Chemistry

Volume 14 , Issue 18 , 2010

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Spirocyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (SAHs) or spirocyclic arenes are functional building blocks in constructing amorphous organic/ polymeric semiconductors with high glass transition temperatures for organic electronic devices. In this review, SAHs were categorized into three classes – mono-spirocyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (MSAHs), heteroatom-containing spirocyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (HSAHs), and polyspirocyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PSAHs) based on MSAHs and HSAHs. Various synthetic strategies of SAHs, viz., o-halobiaryl method, diarylfluorene method, dibiarylketone method, one-pot domino synthesis, tandem dilithiation method, alkyne-fused aromatization, allene method, and other related routes were summarized.

Keywords: Spiro-compounds, Spirobifluorene, Cruciform π-system, o-Halobiaryls, Light-emitting materials, Organic semiconductors

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Year: 2010
Page: [2169 - 2195]
Pages: 27
DOI: 10.2174/138527210793351599
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