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

Entropy-Driven Ball-in-Bowl Assembly of Fullerene and Geodesic Phenylene Bowl
Hiroyuki Isobe, Koki Ikemoto, Sota Sato, Ryo Kobayashi
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.

Publisher URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.orglett.7b00899

DOI: 10.1021/acs.orglett.7b00899

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