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Thermally activated isomeric all-hydrocarbon molecular receptors for fullerene separation
- Yang, Yu-Dong, Gong, Han-Yuan
- Chemical communications 2019 v.55 no.26 pp. 3701-3704
- chemical reactions, fullerene, temperature
- A new all-hydrocarbon macrocycle, cyclo(1,3-(4,6-dimethyl)benzene) (CDMB-8) has been reported. As prepared, it exists in Cₛ symmetry and shows no interaction with fullerenes (e.g., C₆₀ or C₇₀). High temperature (573 K) treatment induces thermal conversion of the material to an isomeric conformer with D₄d symmetry as a receptor for fullerene separation.