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Dr. Tsun-Cheng Wu, Min-Kuan Chen, Yen-Wei Lee, Prof. Ming-Yu Kuo and Prof. Yao-Ting Wu Bowl-Shaped Fragments of C70 or Higher Fullerenes: Synthesis, Structural Analysis, and Inversion Dynamics Angewandte Chemie International Edition 52

Version of Record online: 6 DEC 2012 | DOI: 10.1002/anie.201208200

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Super bowl: Fragments of C70 or higher fullerenes were easily prepared from 1,8-bis(arylethynyl)naphthalenes. The curved structures were identified by X-ray crystallography. These rigid bowl-shaped molecules have a deep bowl depth (approximately 2.30 Å) and their bowl inversions proceed via an S-shaped transition structure with a very high inversion barrier (approximately 80 kcal mol−1).

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