Synthesis and Bowl-in-Bowl Assembly of a Geodesic Phenylene Bowl

Koki Ikemoto, Ryo Kobayashi, Sota Sato, Hiroyuki Isobe

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    A phenylene multiring with a corannulenoidal skeleton was synthesized. Geodesic constraints over 20 phenylene panels resulted in its nanometer-sized, bowl-shaped molecular structure, which was unequivocally revealed by crystallographic analysis. The crystal structure also showed the presence of a bowl-in-bowl dimeric assembly, which was driven by entropic factors in solution.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)6511-6514
    Number of pages4
    JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
    Issue number23
    Publication statusPublished - 2017 Jun


    • macrocycles
    • meta-phenylene
    • molecular recognition
    • nanostructures
    • self-assembly

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Catalysis
    • Chemistry(all)


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