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Coordination chemistry of buckybowls: from corannulene to a hemifullerene

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This work highlights the progress made in coordination chemistry of transition-metal centers to open geodesic polyaromatic hydrocarbons that map onto the surface of C60, the family of compounds known as buckybowls or ‘fullerene fragments’. In particular, an overview of our recent gas-phase coordination studies of several bowl-shaped polyarenes toward the dinuclear metal complex, [Rh2(O2CCF3)4], is given. Selected buckybowls include corannulene (C20H10) and two of its derivatives, namely dibenzo[a,g]corannulene (C28H14) and 1,3,5,7,9-penta-tert-butylcorannulene (C40H50), as well as a hemifullerene (C30H12). This study has resulted in the first X-ray structural characterization of buckybowl coordination complexes and has revealed η2-rim coordination preferences of open geodesic polyarenes in rhodium(II) binding reactions.

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The article was received on 29 Mar 2005, accepted on 14 Jun 2005 and first published on 08 Jul 2005


Article type: Perspective
DOI: 10.1039/B504317D
Citation: Dalton Trans., 2005,0, 2969-2975
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    Coordination chemistry of buckybowls: from corannulene to a hemifullerene

    M. A. Petrukhina and L. T. Scott, Dalton Trans., 2005, 0, 2969
    DOI: 10.1039/B504317D

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