1. Introduction

  1. Frank Davis and
  2. Séamus Higson

Published Online: 22 FEB 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9780470980200.ch1

Macrocycles: Construction, Chemistry and Nanotechnology Applications

Macrocycles: Construction, Chemistry and Nanotechnology Applications

How to Cite

Davis, F. and Higson, S. (2011) Introduction, in Macrocycles: Construction, Chemistry and Nanotechnology Applications, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470980200.ch1

Author Information

  1. Cranfield Health, Cranfield University, Bedfordshire, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 22 FEB 2011
  2. Published Print: 25 MAR 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470714621

Online ISBN: 9780470980200

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Keywords:

  • simple ring compounds;
  • simple ring carbons, simple cyclopropane ring - the smallest, to huge cyclic structures;
  • aliphatic hydrocarbon ring compounds - cyclopropane, the smallest, and cyclobutane, cyclopentane, cyclohexane;
  • multiple ring systems - linked in bicyclohexyl or fused in decalin;
  • three-dimensional aliphatic carbon structures;
  • platonic and other strained hydrocarbons;
  • annulenes, properties not keeping - with their predicted structures, as benzene;
  • ‘cyclohexatriene’ and ‘dimethyl cyclohexatriene’ isomer structures;
  • multi-ring aromatic structures - fused-aromatic-ring-system compounds in natural substances;
  • porpyrins and phthalocanines - phthalocyanines, synthetic analogues of tetrabenzoporphyrins, methine bridges replaced by nitrogen atoms

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Simple Ring Compounds

  • Three-Dimensional Aliphatic Carbon Structures

  • Annulenes

  • Multi-Ring Aromatic Structures

  • Porpyrins and Phthalocanines

  • Conclusions

  • References