An Indacenopicene-based Buckybowl Catcher for Recognition of Fullerenes

Scholz B, Oshchepkov AS, Papaianina O, Ruppenstein C, Akhmetov VA, Sharapa DI, Amsharov KY, Perez-Ojeda ME (2023)

Publication Type: Journal article

Publication year: 2023


DOI: 10.1002/chem.202302778


A novel buckybowl catcher with an extended π-surface has been synthesized via cross-coupling of two bowl shaped bromoindacenopicene moieties with a tolyl linker. The obtained catcher has been unambiguously characterized by 2D-NMR and mass spectrometry. DFT calculations indicate that the curved shape of the receptor moieties is favourable for binding fullerenes. Effective binding was confirmed for interactions with C60 and C70 utilizing NMR spectroscopy and isothermal titration calorimetry (ITC). The resulting binding values show a higher affinity of the catcher towards C70 over C60. The designed catcher demonstrated the fundamental possibility of creating sensors for spherical aromaticity.

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Scholz, B., Oshchepkov, A.S., Papaianina, O., Ruppenstein, C., Akhmetov, V.A., Sharapa, D.I.,... Perez-Ojeda, M.E. (2023). An Indacenopicene-based Buckybowl Catcher for Recognition of Fullerenes. Chemistry - A European Journal.


Scholz, Barbara, et al. "An Indacenopicene-based Buckybowl Catcher for Recognition of Fullerenes." Chemistry - A European Journal (2023).

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