Columnar/herringbone dual crystal packing of pyrenylsumanene and its photophysical properties

Binod Babu Shrestha, Shuhei Higashibayashi, Hidehiro Sakurai

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A single crystal of pyrenylsumanene was found to exhibit both columnar and herringbone crystal packing. The sumanene moieties form unidirectional columnar structures based on ππ stacking while the pyrene moieties generate herringbone structures due to CHπ interactions. The absorption and emission maxima of pyrenylsumanene were both red-shifted relative to those of sumanene and pyrene, owing to the extension of π-conjugation. Monomer emission with high quantum yield (0.82) was observed for pyrenylsumanene in solution, while excimer-type red-shifted emission was evident in the crystalline phase.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)841-847
Number of pages7
JournalBeilstein Journal of Organic Chemistry
Publication statusPublished - 2014 Apr 11
Externally publishedYes


  • Carbon nanomaterials
  • Columnar crystal packing
  • Fluorescence
  • Herringbone
  • Pyrenylsumanene

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Organic Chemistry


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