Yunfan Qiu

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The methylene-bridged triphenylamine 2 has been oxidized to planar radical cation 2(•+) by B(C6F5)3 or Ag(+). Further reaction of 2(•+)[Al(ORF)4](-) and 2 with trace amounts of silver salt resulted in dication 3(2+), providing a rare example of structurally characterized bis(triarylamine) "bipolarons". 3(2+) can be directly prepared by the reaction of 3(More)
Nitrenium and oxenium ions are important reactive intermediates in synthetic and biological processes, and their ground electronic configurations are of great interest due to having distinct reactivities and properties. In general, the closed-shell singlet state of these intermediates usually react as electrophiles, while reactions of the triplet states of(More)
Three-electron σ-bonding that was proposed by Linus Pauling in 1931 has been recognized as important in intermediates encountered in many areas. A number of three-electron bonding systems have been spectroscopically investigated in the gas phase, solution and solid matrix. However, X-ray diffraction studies have only been possible on simple noble gas dimer(More)
The combination of theoretical calculations and laser flash photolysis experiments has aided in understanding the reactivity and properties of oxenium ions. Direct observation of the reactivity, spin configurations, and lifetimes of short-lived oxenium ions via laser flash photolysis (LFP) techniques is now possible due to the discovery of new(More)
A new photoprecursor to the phenyloxenium ion, 4-methoxyphenoxypyridinium tetrafluoroborate, was investigated using trapping studies, product analysis, computational investigations, and laser flash photolysis experiments ranging from the femtosecond to the millisecond time scale. These experiments allowed us to trace the complete arc of the photophysics and(More)
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