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1,3,6,8-Tetrakis(4,4,5,5-tetramethyl-1,3,2-dioxaborolan-2-yl)pyrene

CAS Number 1398053-00-3

Boronates, Chemistry Building Blocks, COF Ligands, Materials, Porous Organic Frameworks


Product Code B4631-1g
Price £80 ex. VAT

Covalent organic frameworks (COFs) Pyrene ligand

Tetratopic bridging ligand for the synthesis of COFs in application of neutron detection, scintillator and hydrogen evolution reactions (HERs)


Specifications | MSDS | Literature and Reviews


1,3,6,8-tetrakis(4,4,5,5-tetramethyl-1,3,2-dioxaborolan-2-yl)pyrene is a pyrene with four boronic acid pinacolate ester side groups at 1,3,6,8-positions. Pyrene tetraboronic ester is mechanically ground fluorescence active but phosphorescence inactive. It exhibits room temperature phosphorescence in air with mechanical force due to the good communication between singlet and triplet states from the efficient intermolecular electronic coupling in the dimer formed upon scratching.

Being boron rich, 1,3,6,8-tetrakis(4,4,5,5-tetramethyl-1,3,2-dioxaborolan-2-yl)pyrene finds application in n neutron detection. By blending the fluorescent dopant in poly(vinyltoluene) matrice, it shows comparable scintillation light output and neutron capture as state-of-the art commercial scintillator.

Conjugated microporous polymer PyDF with alternating acceptor unit of fluorinated dibenzothiophene-dioxide (DBTDO) and donor units of pyrene shows excellent photocatalytic activity with an attractive photocatalytic hydrogen generation rate of 18.93 mmol h−1 g−1, thanks to the efficient separation of light-generated electrons and holes.

MOF and COF ligands

MOF and COF ligands

Boronic ester ligand for cross-linked COF networks

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High purity

>97% High purity

Facile reactions

Facile reactions

Readily polycondensation cross-coupling reactions  to form COF networks

General Information


CAS Number 1398053-00-3
Chemical Formula C40H54B4O8
Full Name 1,3,6,8-Tetrakis(4,4,5,5-tetramethyl-1,3,2-dioxaborolan-2-yl)pyrene
Molecular Weight 706.1 g/mol
Synonyms TPPY, 1,3,6,8-Tetra(pinacolboryl)pyrene
Classification / Family COFs, Pyrenes, Boronic esters, HERs

Chemical Structure


1398053-00-3 - 1,3,6,8-tetrakis(4,4,5,5-tetramethyl-1,3,2-dioxaborolan-2-yl)pyrene chemical structure
1,3,6,8-Tetrakis(4,4,5,5-tetramethyl-1,3,2-dioxaborolan-2-yl)pyrene (TPPY) chemical structure, CAS 1398053-00-3

Product Details


Purity > 97%
Melting Point N/A
Appearance Beige to yellow powder/crystals


MSDS Documentation


1398053-00-3 - 1,3,6,8-tetrakis(4,4,5,5-tetramethyl-1,3,2-dioxaborolan-2-yl)pyrene1,3,6,8-Tetrakis(4,4,5,5-tetramethyl-1,3,2-dioxaborolan-2-yl)pyrene MSDS Sheet

Literature and Reviews


  1. Mechano-responsive room temperature luminescence variations of boron conjugated pyrene in air, V. Wakchaure et al., Chem. Commun., 54, 6028-6031 (2018); DOI: 10.1039/C8CC03494J.
  2. Substituent effect of conjugated microporous polymers on the photocatalytic hydrogen evolution activity, X. Gao et al., J. Mater. Chem. A, 8, 2404-2411 (2020); DOI: 10.1039/C9TA13212K.
  3. Boron-rich benzene and pyrene derivatives for the detection of thermal neutrons, H. Yemam et al., Sci. Rep., 5, 13401 (2015); DOI: 10.1038/srep13401.
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