• 83. An Ambipolar BODIPY Derivative for a White Exciplex OLED and Cholesteric Liquid Crystal Laser toward Multifunctional Devices

    A new interface engineering method is demonstrated for the preparation of an efficient white organic light-emitting diode (WOLED) by embedding an ultrathin layer of the novel ambipolar red emissive compound 4,4-difluoro-2,6-di(4-hexylthiopen-2-yl)-1,3,5,7,8-pentamethyl-4-bora-3a,4a-diaza-s-indacene (bThBODIPY) in the exciplex formation region. The compound shows a hole and electron mobility of 3.3 × 10–4 and 2 × 10–4 cm2 V–1 s–1, respectively, at electric […]

    Chapran, M.; Angioni, E.; Findlay, N. J.; Breig, B.; Vladyslav Cherpak, V.; Stakhira, P.; Tuttle, T.; Volyniuk, D.; Grazulevicius, J. V.; Nastishin, Y. A.; Lavrentovich, O. D.; Skabara, P. J.

    ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 2017 9 4750.

  • 82. Effect of solvent on radical cyclisation pathways: SRN 1 vs. aryl–aryl bond forming mechanisms

    A recent paper identified a series of alternative cyclisation pathways of aryl radicals that resulted from electron transfer to various tethered haloarene–acetylarene substrates, in either benzene or DMSO as solvent. The electron transfer occurred from one of two enolates that were formed in the presence of KOtBu: either the enolate of the acetylarene, within the […]

    Emery, K. J.; Murphy, J. A.; Tuttle, T.

    Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry 2017 15 920.

  • 81. C–C bond-forming reactions of ground-state aryl halides under reductive activation

    Under basic conditions aryl halides can undergo SRN1 reactions, BHAS reactions and benzyne formations. Appropriate complex substrates afford an opportunity to study inherent selectivities. SRN1 reactions are usually favoured under photoactivated conditions, but this paper reports their success using ground-state and transition metal-free conditions. In benzene, the enolate salt 12, derived by deprotonation of diketopiperazine 11, behaves […]

    Emery, K. J.; Tuttle, T.; Kennedy, A. R.; Murphy, J. A.

    Tetrahedron 2016 72 7875.

  • 80. Using experimental and computational energy equilibration to understand hierarchical self-assembly of Fmoc-dipeptide amphiphiles

    Despite progress, a fundamental understanding of the relationships between the molecular structure and self-assembly configuration of Fmoc-dipeptides is still in its infancy. In this work, we provide a combined experimental and computational approach that makes use of free energy equilibration of a number of related Fmoc-dipeptides to arrive at an atomistic model of Fmoc-threonine-phenylalanine-amide (Fmoc-TF-NH2) […]

    Sasselli, I. R.; Pappas, C. G.; Matthews, E.; Wang, T.; Hunt, N. T.; Ulijn, R. V.; Tuttle, T.

    Soft Matter 2016 12 8307.