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Planar rings in nano-Saturns and related complexes

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Nano-Saturn complexes with a planar horizontal ring can be constructed by selective nitrogen substitution into the ortho-positions in polyaryl macrocycles. A number of intriguing supermolecular complexes can be created with these planar or ribbon macrocycles, including nano-Saturns with a flat ring, nano-Saturns with an encircling belt, and nanotubes encircled by belts or rings. These systems are investigated using DFT (B3LYP-D3/6-31G(d)), which predicts their structures and finds them to have significant binding enthalpies.

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The article was received on 12 Feb 2019, accepted on 04 Mar 2019 and first published on 04 Mar 2019

Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C9CC01234F
Citation: Chem. Commun., 2019,55, 3650-3653

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    Planar rings in nano-Saturns and related complexes

    S. M. Bachrach, Chem. Commun., 2019, 55, 3650
    DOI: 10.1039/C9CC01234F

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