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Interconversion of molecular face-rotating polyhedra through turning inside out

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Abstract

We report the post-synthesis interconversion of two enantiomeric organic cages through turning inside out. By scrutinizing the thermodynamics and kinetics, we are able to control the racemization rate by various reaction conditions and reveal that the turning-inside-out interconversion is realized through a partial disassembly pathway. The kinetics investigation also provides insight into the dynamic essence of imine chemistry using different solvents and catalysts.

Graphical abstract: Interconversion of molecular face-rotating polyhedra through turning inside out

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The article was received on 29 May 2017, accepted on 13 Jun 2017 and first published on 15 Jun 2017


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C7CC04159D
Citation: Chem. Commun., 2017, Advance Article
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    Interconversion of molecular face-rotating polyhedra through turning inside out

    Y. Wang, H. Fang, W. Zhang, Y. Zhuang, Z. Tian and X. Cao, Chem. Commun., 2017, Advance Article , DOI: 10.1039/C7CC04159D

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