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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


Product Code B3191-1g
Price £160 ex. VAT

Metal Organic Frameworks (MOFs) Dipyridylnaphthalene Ligand

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


Specifications | MSDS | Literature and Reviews


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.
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