A new hexaazatriphenylene (HAT) derivative formed by the fusion of three HAT units has been prepared and its electronic and molecular structures have been fully characterized by optical and vibrational Raman spectroscopy, electrochemistry, solid-state UV and inverse photoemission spectroscopy (UPS and IPES), and by quantum-chemical calculations. A comparative HAT versus tri-HAT study was performed. The fusion of three HAT molecules causes modifications in the optical and electrochemical properties consistent with enhanced π-electron delocalization attained in a bigger planar core. Such combined experimental and theoretical studies are useful to balance chemical design with supramolecular engineering directed to find enhanced characteristics for new organic semiconductor applications.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Organic Chemistry
- Raman spectroscopy
- density functional theory
- supramolecular chemistry