Synthesis, structures, and physical properties of aromatic molecular-bowl hydrocarbons

Yao Ting Wu, Jay S. Siegel

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This chapter summarizes the synthesis, physical properties, structure, and crystal packing of buckybowls. Buckybowls exemplify an intermediate class of polynuclear aromatic compounds between the closed-shell fullerenes and the flat extended arrays of graphene. These warped sheets can be seen as fragments of fullerenes or the end cap of single-walled carbon nanotubes; and, their curvature endows them with physical properties distinct from flat polynuclear hydrocarbons, which opens up unique possibilities for molecular bowls in various organic materials applications.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)63-120
Number of pages58
JournalTopics in Current Chemistry
Publication statusPublished - 2014 Jan 1

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Chemistry(all)


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