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Pure Appl. Chem., 2003, Vol. 75, No. 8, pp. 1041-1047

Triplet carbenes: From fleeting existence to attractive molecular units

H. Tomioka

Chemistry Department for Materials, Faculty of Engineering, Mie University, Tsu, Mie 514-8507, Japan

Abstract: Attempts to stabilize the triplet state of carbenes to the extent that they can survive under normal conditions were made, in which triplet carbenes having a half-life of 19 min are realized. A way to use the resulting persistent carbene as a unit to construct photosensitive magnetic materials is also discussed.