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Möbius molecules with twists and writhes

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Abstract

The Möbius topology inspired science and arts for many centuries. In chemistry interest was stimulated by Heilbronner almost 50 years ago when he predicted that Möbius annulenes would violate the Hückel rule. A number of theoretical papers followed but it was not until 2003 when the first synthesis of an aromatic Möbius structure was accomplished. Inspired by the recent progress, the concept of Möbius topology has gained further momentum in synthesis as well as theory. We present a topological description of Möbius molecules, and strategies for the design and synthesis of these structures.

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The article was received on 03 Jul 2012, accepted on 12 Nov 2012 and first published on 14 Nov 2012


Article type: Feature Article
DOI: 10.1039/C2CC34763F
Citation: Chem. Commun., 2013,49, 1254-1260
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    Möbius molecules with twists and writhes

    G. R. Schaller and R. Herges, Chem. Commun., 2013, 49, 1254
    DOI: 10.1039/C2CC34763F

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