Céline Besnard

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The substitution of chloro or bromo groups in tetracene gives rise to the change of crystal structure, having a substantial effect on carrier transport. Halogenated tetracene derivatives were synthesized and grown into single crystals. Monosubstituted 5-bromo- and 5-chlorotetracenes have the herringbone-type structure, while 5,11-dichlorotetracene has the(More)
Of central importance in chemistry and biology, enolate chemistry is an attractive topic to elaborate on possible contributions of anion-π interactions to catalysis. To demonstrate the existence of such contributions, experimental evidence for the stabilization of not only anions but also anionic intermediates and transition states on π-acidic aromatic(More)
In the covalently linked 2D coordination network {[Fe(bbtr)(3)](BF(4))(2)}(∞), bbtr = 1,4-di(1,2,3-triazol-1-yl)butane, the iron(II) centers stay in the high-spin (HS) state down to 10 K. They can, however, be quantitatively converted to the low-spin (LS) state by irradiating into the near-IR spin allowed (5)dd band and back again by irradiating into the(More)
Author(s) of this paper may load this reprint on their own web site provided that this cover page is retained. Republication of this article or its storage in electronic databases or the like is not permitted without prior permission in writing from the IUCr. In this paper the anisotropy of anomalous scattering at the Br K-absorption edge in brominated(More)
Molecular nonlinear-optical (NLO) phenomena are currently being exploited for the design of visible emitting bioprobes with unprecedented properties that result from 1) the transparency of living tissues toward low-energy near-infrared (NIR) incident radiation and 2) the improved focusing of the light from an excitation laser beam within nanometric volumes.(More)
An efficient and highly stereoselective fluorinative aza-semipinacol rearrangement is described. The catalytic reaction requires use of Selectfluor in combination with the chiral, enantiopure phosphate anion derived from acid L3. Under optimized conditions, cyclopropylamines A were transformed into β-fluoro cyclobutylimines B in good yields and high levels(More)