Complexation of C60 at a conical region of a nanometer-sized geodesic phenylene bowl has been demonstrated. Proton NMR spectroscopy showed formation of a 1:1 complex that was driven by entropy gains for the assembly. Crystallographic analyses revealed its unique ball-in-bowl structure, and the presence of smoothly curved surfaces was unveiled at their interfaces.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
- Organic Chemistry