Core-perfluoroalkylated perylene diimides and naphthalene diimides: versatile synthesis, solubility, electrochemistry, and optical properties.

@article{Yuan2010CoreperfluoroalkylatedPD,
  title={Core-perfluoroalkylated perylene diimides and naphthalene diimides: versatile synthesis, solubility, electrochemistry, and optical properties.},
  author={Zhongyi Yuan and Jing Li and Yi Xiao and Zheng Li and Xuhong Qian},
  journal={The Journal of organic chemistry},
  year={2010},
  volume={75 9},
  pages={3007-16}
}
By a strategy featuring perfluoroalkylation of the highly soluble intermediates and their further efficient transformations to target compounds, a versatile synthesis of core-perfluoroalkylated perylene diimides (PDIs) and naphthalene diimides (NDIs) was developed, and PDIs perfluoroalkylated at 1-position or 1,6-positions and core-perfluoroalkylated NDIs were first obtained. By esterification, perfluoroalkylation, hydrolysis, and condensation with amine, 1-perfluorooctyl-PDIs (7b, 7c, and 7e… CONTINUE READING