6,7-Bismethoxy-2,11-dihydroxytetraphenylene Derived Macrocycles: Synthesis, Structures, and Complexation with Fullerenes

Chun Lin Deng, Xiao Dong Xiong, David T.W. Chik, Zongwei CAI, Xiao Shui Peng, Henry N.C. Wong*

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6,7-Bismethoxy-2,11-dihydroxytetraphenylene (1), a novel building block of tetraphenylene-derived macrocycles, was synthesized via palladium-catalyzed cross-coupling reactions and characterized by X-ray diffraction. The relevant macrocyclic hosts derived from 1 have well-defined structures with fixed conformations both in solution and solid state. They showed efficient and unique properties toward complexation with fullerenes C60 and C70 in toluene.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2342-2346
Number of pages5
JournalChemistry - An Asian Journal
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2015

Scopus Subject Areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Organic Chemistry

User-Defined Keywords

  • fullerenes
  • host-guest chemistry
  • macrocycles
  • synthesis
  • tetraphenylene


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