Synthesis of an extended hexagonal molecule as a highly symmetrical ligand

Masayoshi Takase, Atsushi Nakajima, Toshifumi Takeuchi

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An extended hexagonal molecule that has high symmetry and rigidity was designed and synthesized by a cobalt-catalyzed cyclotrimerization reaction. The ligand possesses six benzoic acids at its periphery, which were connected to a central hexakis(2,5-dodesyloxyphenyl)hexaphenylbenzene core with a maximum intramolecular carboxyl group distance of approximately 3.5 nm.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1739-1742
Number of pages4
JournalTetrahedron Letters
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 2005 Mar 7
Externally publishedYes


  • Cyclotrimerization
  • Hexagonal ligand
  • Supramolecular chemistry
  • Tin porphyrin

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Drug Discovery
  • Organic Chemistry


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