Planar Chiral Organoboranes with Thermoresponsive Emission and Circularly Polarized Luminescence: Integration of Pillararenes with Boron Chemistry
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Enantiopure molecules based on macrocyclic architecture are unique for applications in enantioselective host‐guest recognition, chiral sensing and asymmetric catalysis. Taking advantage of chiral transfer from the intrinsically planar chirality of pillararenes, we herein present an efficient and straightforward approach to achieve early examples of highly luminescent chiral systems ( P5NN and P5BN ). The optical resolution of their enantiomers has been carried out via preparative chiral HPLC, which was ascribed to the molecular functionalization of pillararenes with π‐conjugated, sterically bulky triarylamine (Ar 3 N) as an electron donor and triarylborane (Ar 3 B) an acceptor. This crucial design enabled investigations of the chiroptical properties, including circular dichroism (CD) and circularly polarized luminescence (CPL) in the solid state. Furthermore, the intramolecular charge transfer (ICT) nature in P5BN afforded an interesting thermochromic shift of the emission over a wide range of temperature.