Synthesis, structural analysis, and properties of [8]circulenes

Chieh Ning Feng, Ming Yu Kuo, Yao Ting Wu

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Polygons: [8]Circulenes were easily prepared by Pd-catalyzed annulations of tetraiodotetraphenylenes with alkynes. Their saddle-shaped structure with an [8]radialene character was identified by X-ray crystallography. Similar to 1,3,5,7-cyclooctatetraene, they have a tub-shaped eight-membered ring, but all of the bond lengths and bond angles are almost equal. Variable-temperature NMR investigations showed interesting dynamic behavior.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)7791-7794
Number of pages4
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Issue number30
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Jul 22

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)


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