The synthesis of hexafluorosumanene and its congeners

Bernd M. Schmidt, Berit Topolinski, Shuhei Higashibayashi, Tatsuhiro Kojima, Masaki Kawano, Dieter Lentz, Hidehiro Sakurai

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Bowled over: A family of gem-difluorinated sumanenes was synthesised, including the highly symmetric hexafluorosumanene (see figure). The favourable columnar structure is maintained upon fluorination. Substitution by electron-withdrawing substituents increases the bowl depth and results in a large cathodic shift of the reduction potential.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3282-3286
Number of pages5
JournalChemistry - A European Journal
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Mar 4
Externally publishedYes


  • buckybowls
  • crystal engineering
  • fluorine
  • pi interactions
  • sumanene

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Organic Chemistry


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