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Dr. Igor V. Kuvychko, Sarah N. Spisak, Dr. Yu-Sheng Chen, Dr. Alexey A. Popov, Prof. Marina A. Petrukhina, Prof. Steven H. Strauss and Dr. Olga V. Boltalina A Buckybowl with a Lot of Potential: C5-C20H5(CF3)5 Angewandte Chemie International Edition 51

Version of Record online: 11 APR 2012 | DOI: 10.1002/anie.201200178

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Lots of potential: A trifluoromethylated corannulene, C5-C20H5(CF3)5, has been prepared and characterized spectroscopically and by X-ray crystallography. The structure exhibits a highly ordered bowl stacking that is unusual for corannulenes with acyclic substituents. The first reduction of C5-C20H5(CF3)5 is anodically shifted by 0.95 V, making it the strongest corannulene-based electron acceptor to date.

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