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From nano-balls to nano-bowls

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Pentaphosphaferrocene [Cp*Fe(η5-P5)] in combination with Cu(I) halides is capable of a template-directed synthesis of fullerene-like spheres. Herein, we present the use of a triple decker complex as template that leads to the formation of unprecedented ‘nano-bowls’. These spherical domes resemble the truncated fullerenes Ih-C80 and represent a novel spherical arrangement in the chemistry of spherical molecules.

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The article was received on 07 Dec 2018, accepted on 22 Jan 2019 and first published on 23 Jan 2019

Article type: Edge Article
DOI: 10.1039/C8SC05471A
Chem. Sci., 2019,10, 2940-2944
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    From nano-balls to nano-bowls

    H. Brake, E. Peresypkina, C. Heindl, A. V. Virovets, W. Kremer and M. Scheer, Chem. Sci., 2019, 10, 2940
    DOI: 10.1039/C8SC05471A

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