Bowl-shaped fragments of C70 or higher fullerenes: Synthesis, structural analysis, and inversion dynamics

Tsun Cheng Wu, Min Kuan Chen, Yen Wei Lee, Ming Yu Kuo, Yao-Ting Wu

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Super bowl: Fragments of C70 or higher fullerenes were easily prepared from 1,8-bis(arylethynyl)naphthalenes. The curved structures were identified by X-ray crystallography. These rigid bowl-shaped molecules have a deep bowl depth (approximately 2.30 Å) and their bowl inversions proceed via an S-shaped transition structure with a very high inversion barrier (approximately 80 kcal mol-1).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1289-1293
Number of pages5
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Jan 21


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)

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