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Current Physical Chemistry


ISSN (Print): 1877-9468
ISSN (Online): 1877-9476

Research Article

Optoelectronic Properties of Chloro- and Fluoro- Boron Subphthalocyanine Derivatives: Theoretical, Synthetic and Spectral Studies

Author(s): Alexander Schultheiss and Darlene K. Taylor*

Volume 7, Issue 3, 2017

Page: [210 - 217] Pages: 8

DOI: 10.2174/1877946807666170509155541

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Aims: Experimental and computational studies of a series of multi-halogenated boron subphthalocyanine (Cl-BsubPcXn) derivatives are reported. This family of compounds with various degrees of chlorine or fluorine peripheral substitution (n = 4, 8, or 12) was studied by density functional theory (B3LYP model) in order to characterize the optimized geometries and electronic structures.

Method: The boron subphthalocyanines with one, two and three fully fluorinated rings (Cl- BsubPcF4, Cl-BsubPc F8, and Cl-BsubPcF12 respectively) were prepared in a single pot synthesis, purified, and characterized.

Observation: While the yields (0.6%, 5.2%, 1.9% respectively) are low, this is the first report of isolated separation and characterization of these subphthalocyanine structures.

Result: Absorption spectroscopy and electrochemical studies confirmed that the ring substitution has a strong effect on the electronic properties of Cl-BsubPcXn. Cyclic voltammetry and UV-Vis support theoretical results where bandgaps decreased as the degree of fluorine substitution increased.

Keywords: Subphthalocyanines, halogen, optical property, HOMO, LUMO, peripheral substitution.

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