Möbius antiaromatic bisphosphorus complexes of [30]hexaphyrins

Tomohiro Higashino, Jong Min Lim, Takahiro Miura, Shohei Saito, Jae Yoon Shin, Dongho Kim, Atsuhiro Osuka

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Aromaticity with a twist: The reversal of Möbius aromaticity occurs by changing the number of π electrons between [4n + 2] and [4n] in monophosphorus complexes of [28]hexaphyrins and bisphosphorus complexes of [30]hexaphyrins. The 30π Möbius antiaromatic bisphosporus[30]hexaphyrins (see picture) were determined to be the first structurally characterized Möbius antiaromatic systems, which are rigid, neutral, and stable. (Figure Presented)

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4950-4954
Number of pages5
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Issue number29
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Jul 5

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)

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    Higashino, T., Lim, J. M., Miura, T., Saito, S., Shin, J. Y., Kim, D., & Osuka, A. (2010). Möbius antiaromatic bisphosphorus complexes of [30]hexaphyrins. Angewandte Chemie - International Edition, 49(29), 4950-4954. https://doi.org/10.1002/anie.201001765