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Bending contorted hexabenzocoronene into a bowl

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This article describes the synthesis of a new type of bowl-shaped polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon. These bowls are formed by joining the proximal carbons of contorted hexabenzocoronenes. These methods begin to tap a wealth of structural diversity available from these core structures. The bowl-shaped hydrocarbons more easily accept electrons than their contorted hexabenzocoronene precursors and associate strongly with C70.

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06 Sep 2010
24 Sep 2010
First published
11 Oct 2010

Chem. Sci., 2011,2, 132-135
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Edge Article

Bending contorted hexabenzocoronene into a bowl

A. C. Whalley, K. N. Plunkett, A. A. Gorodetsky, C. L. Schenck, C. Chiu, M. L. Steigerwald and C. Nuckolls, Chem. Sci., 2011, 2, 132
DOI: 10.1039/C0SC00470G

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