Protonation-triggered conformational changes to Möbius aromatic [32]heptaphyrins(1.1.1.1.1.1.1)

Shohei Saito, Jae Yoon Shin, Jong Min Lim, Kil Suk Kim, Dongho Kim, Atsuhiro Osuka

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Abstract

Switching Aromaticity: Conformations of [32]heptaphyrins (1.1.1.1.1.1.1) are dependent upon meso-aryl substituents, solvents, temperature, and protonation. Particularly, protonation of meso-pentafluorophenyl-substituted [32]heptaphyrin triggers conformational changes to form twisted aromatic Möbius structures (see picture), even at room temperature. (Figure Presented).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)9657-9660
Number of pages4
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Volume47
Issue number50
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008 Dec 1

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)

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