Templating Linear Alignment of Fullerene C 60 Molecules Involving a Curved Macrocycle

Marck Norret, Mohamed Makha, Alexandre Sobolev, Colin Raston

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Abstract

A nickel macrocycle bearing 15-crown-5 ether pendant moieties forms a 1:1 complex with fullerene C60, with the macrocycletemplating the formation of linear arrays of the fullerenes, and the inter-fullerene contacts being associated withparallel six-membered rings, with the fullerene· · ·fullerene centroid distances remarkably short at 9.757 Å. Three crystallinesolids involving this macrocycle were isolated and studied by X-ray structure analysis and the complex reveals aself-inclusion mode of packing in its guest-free form, while acting as a host in its inclusion compounds with C60 and C60/toluene.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)279-282
JournalAustralian Journal of Chemistry: an international journal for chemical science
Volume61
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008

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