Synthetic Access to a Pure Polyradical Architecture: Nucleophilic Insertion of Nitronyl Nitroxide on a Cyclotriphosphazene Scaffold

Fidan I., Onal E., YERLİ Y., Luneau D., Ahsen V., Hirel C.

CHEMPLUSCHEM, vol.82, no.12, pp.1384-1389, 2017 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 82 Issue: 12
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.1002/cplu.201700392
  • Journal Name: CHEMPLUSCHEM
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.1384-1389
  • Yıldız Technical University Affiliated: Yes


An optimized nucleophilic synthetic approach featuring mild conditions and microwave energy was utilized to circumvent the classical Ullman procedure and access a polynitronyl nitroxide radical easily and in pure form. The simultaneous controlled introduction of preformed nitronyl nitroxide radicals on a cyclotriphosphazene core leads to a novel polyphosphazene monomer which is suitable for both n- and a p-type redox-active material in organic rechargeable batteries as demonstrated by electrochemistry. Additionally, absorption spectra and square-wave voltammetry were utilized to quantify the number of nitronyl nitroxide radical units on the cyclotriphosphazene scaffold.