Helical shaped fused bis-phenothiazines 1–9 have been prepared and their red-ox behaviour quantitatively studied. Helicene radical cations (Hel.+) can be obtained either by UV-irradiation in the presence of PhCl or by chemical oxidation. The latter process is extremely sensitive to the presence of acids in the medium with molecular oxygen becoming a good single electron transfer (SET) oxidant. The reaction of hydroxy substituted helicenes 5–9 with peroxyl radicals (ROO.) occurs with a ‘classical’ HAT process giving HelO. radicals with kinetics depending upon the substitution pattern of the aromatic rings. In the presence of acetic acid, a fast medium-promoted proton-coupled electron transfer (PCET) process takes place with formation of HelO. radicals possibly also via a helicene radical cation intermediate. Remarkably, also helicenes 1–4, lacking phenoxyl groups, in the presence of acetic acid react with peroxyl radicals through a medium-promoted PCET mechanism with formation of the radical cations Hel.+. Along with the synthesis, EPR studies of radicals and radical cations, BDE of Hel-OH group (BDEOH), and kinetic constants (kinh) of the reactions with ROO. species of helicenes 1–9 have been measured and calculated to afford a complete rationalization of the redox behaviour of these appealing chiral compounds.

Amorati R., Valgimigli L., Baschieri A., Guo Y., Mollica F., Menichetti S., et al. (2021). SET and HAT/PCET acid-mediated oxidation processes in helical shaped fused bis-phenothiazines. CHEMPHYSCHEM, 22(14), 1446-1454 [10.1002/cphc.202100387].

SET and HAT/PCET acid-mediated oxidation processes in helical shaped fused bis-phenothiazines

Amorati R.
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Valgimigli L.;Guo Y.;Mollica F.;
2021

Abstract

Helical shaped fused bis-phenothiazines 1–9 have been prepared and their red-ox behaviour quantitatively studied. Helicene radical cations (Hel.+) can be obtained either by UV-irradiation in the presence of PhCl or by chemical oxidation. The latter process is extremely sensitive to the presence of acids in the medium with molecular oxygen becoming a good single electron transfer (SET) oxidant. The reaction of hydroxy substituted helicenes 5–9 with peroxyl radicals (ROO.) occurs with a ‘classical’ HAT process giving HelO. radicals with kinetics depending upon the substitution pattern of the aromatic rings. In the presence of acetic acid, a fast medium-promoted proton-coupled electron transfer (PCET) process takes place with formation of HelO. radicals possibly also via a helicene radical cation intermediate. Remarkably, also helicenes 1–4, lacking phenoxyl groups, in the presence of acetic acid react with peroxyl radicals through a medium-promoted PCET mechanism with formation of the radical cations Hel.+. Along with the synthesis, EPR studies of radicals and radical cations, BDE of Hel-OH group (BDEOH), and kinetic constants (kinh) of the reactions with ROO. species of helicenes 1–9 have been measured and calculated to afford a complete rationalization of the redox behaviour of these appealing chiral compounds.
2021
Amorati R., Valgimigli L., Baschieri A., Guo Y., Mollica F., Menichetti S., et al. (2021). SET and HAT/PCET acid-mediated oxidation processes in helical shaped fused bis-phenothiazines. CHEMPHYSCHEM, 22(14), 1446-1454 [10.1002/cphc.202100387].
Amorati R.; Valgimigli L.; Baschieri A.; Guo Y.; Mollica F.; Menichetti S.; Lupi M.; Viglianisi C.
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