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Issue 8, 2019
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Spectroscopic characterisation of centropolyindanes

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A highly promising class of three-dimensional polyaromatic hydrocarbons comprises the centropolyindanes. The characteristic feature of these compounds is the mutual fusion of several molecules of indane along the saturated C–C bonds of their cyclopentane rings. Among the polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, the centropolyindanes are special because of the saturated core of sp3-hybridised carbon atoms embedded in a three-dimensional environment of aromatic building blocks. While the centropolyindanes and their numerous derivatives have been studied in detail by NMR spectroscopy, mass spectrometry and X-ray diffraction, investigation of their vibrational features, and especially those of the neopentane core present in most cases, have not been performed so far. In the present paper, we report the first systematic study of a set of centropolyindanes by vibrational spectroscopy, using inelastic neutron scattering (INS), infrared and Raman spectroscopies.

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The article was received on 28 Nov 2018, accepted on 04 Feb 2019 and first published on 04 Feb 2019

Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C8CP07311B
Citation: Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2019,21, 4568-4577

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    Spectroscopic characterisation of centropolyindanes

    S. F. Parker, L. Zhong, M. Harig and D. Kuck, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2019, 21, 4568
    DOI: 10.1039/C8CP07311B

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