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2,6-Di(pyridin-4-yl)naphthalene

CAS Number 950520-39-5

Chemistry Building Blocks, Materials, MOF Ligands, Porous Organic Frameworks


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Metal Organic Frameworks (MOFs) Dipyridylnaphthalene Ligand

A rigid linear ligand linker for MOFs in applications of catalysts and pure white LEDs.


2,6-Di(pyridin-4-yl)naphthalene (DPyN) has a naphthalene with two 4-pyridyl groups at 2,6-positions.

2,6-Di(pyridin-4-yl)naphthalene is synthesised by reacting 2,6-dibromonaphthalene with 4-pyridylboronic acid via Suzuki coupling reaction using tetrakis(triphenylphosphine)palladium as the catalyst.

White-light-emitting systems in water at the single-molecule scale utilizing 2,6-di(pyridin-4-yl)naphthalene core and coumarin pedant groups with natural self-folded conformation can be realized. This particular folding behaviour could enhance the ICT efficiency and lead to pure white-light emission.

General Information

CAS Number 950520-39-5
Chemical Formula C20H14N2
Full Name 2,6-Di(pyridin-4-yl)naphthalene
Molecular Weight 282.34 g/mol
Synonyms DPyN, 2,6-bis(pyridin-4-yl)naphthalene
Classification / Family Dipyridylnaphthalene, MOF ligands, 

Chemical Structure

950520-39-5 - 2,6-di(pyridin-4-yl)naphthalene chemical structure
2,6-Di(pyridin-4-yl)naphthalene (DPyN) Chemical Structure, 950520-39-5

Product Details

Purity >98%
Melting Point N/A
Appearance Off white powder/crystal

MSDS Documentation

950520-39-5 - 2,6-di(pyridin-4-yl)naphthalene2,6-Di(pyridin-4-yl)naphthalene MSDS Sheet

Literature and Reviews

  1. Liquid-Phase Epitaxially Grown Metal–Organic Framework Thin Films for Efficient Tandem Catalysis Through Site-Isolation of Catalytic Centers, M. Beyzavi et al., ChemPlusChem, 81 (8), 708-713 (2016); DOI: 10.1002/cplu.201600046.
  2. Rational Design and Construction of Hierarchical Superstructures Using Shape-Persistent Organic Cages: Porphyrin Box-Based Metallosupramolecular Assemblies, Y. Kim et al., J. Am. Chem. Soc., 140 (44), 14547–14551 (2018); DOI: 10.1021/jacs.8b08030.
  3. Opening Metal–Organic Frameworks Vol. 2: Inserting Longer Pillars into Pillared-Paddlewheel Structures through Solvent-Assisted Linker Exchange, O. Karagiaridi et al., Chem. Mater., 25 (17), 3499–3503 (2013); DOI: 10.1021/cm401724v.
  4. Molecular tectonics: control of interpenetration in cuboid 3-D coordination networks, M. Lin et al., CrystEngComm, 13, 776-778 (2011); DOI: 10.1039/C0CE00777C.
  5. White-Light Emission from a Single Organic Compound with Unique Self-Folded Conformation and Multistimuli Responsiveness, D. Li et al., Chem. Sci., 9, 5709 (2018); DOI: 10.1039/c8sc01915k.

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