Entropy-Driven Ball-in-Bowl Assembly of Fullerene and Geodesic Phenylene Bowl

Koki Ikemoto, Ryo Kobayashi, Sota Sato, Hiroyuki Isobe

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    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.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)2362-2365
    Number of pages4
    JournalOrganic letters
    Issue number9
    Publication statusPublished - 2017 May 5

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Biochemistry
    • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
    • Organic Chemistry


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