Synthesis of crystalline molecular gyrotops and phenylene rotation inside the cage

Wataru Setaka, Kazuyuki Inoue, Sayaka Higa, Seiki Yoshigai, Hirohiko Kono, Kentaro Yamaguchi

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Abstract

Phenylene-bridged macrocage molecules were synthesized as molecular gyrotops because the rotor can rotate even in a crystal. The chain-length-dependent properties of the molecular gyrotops were investigated in order to explore the potential to create new molecular materials. The formation of the cage in the synthesis of each molecular gyrotop depended on the length of the alkyl chains of the precursor. The rotation modes and energy barriers for phenylene rotation inside the crystals of the molecular gyrotops were changed by varying the chain length of the cage.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)8288-8295
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Organic Chemistry
Volume79
Issue number17
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014 Sep 5

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Organic Chemistry

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    Setaka, W., Inoue, K., Higa, S., Yoshigai, S., Kono, H., & Yamaguchi, K. (2014). Synthesis of crystalline molecular gyrotops and phenylene rotation inside the cage. Journal of Organic Chemistry, 79(17), 8288-8295. https://doi.org/10.1021/jo501539h