1,2,4,5-Tetrakis(phenylsulfonyl)benzene: a novel quadruped host with D2 symmetry having ordered sulfolane and cycloheptanone guests

Farrugia, L.J., Gall, J.H. and MacNicol, D.D. (2012) 1,2,4,5-Tetrakis(phenylsulfonyl)benzene: a novel quadruped host with D2 symmetry having ordered sulfolane and cycloheptanone guests. Chemical Communications, 48(86), pp. 10600-10602. (doi: 10.1039/c2cc35647c)

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Publisher's URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/c2cc35647c

Abstract

The title tetrasulfone 1, in common with higher members of the multi-armed aromatic hosts, forms host–guest complexes with polar guest molecules. In the sulfolane and cycloheptanone complexes the host molecule possesses an abab conformation with exact C<sub>2</sub>, and approximate D<sub>2</sub> symmetry with deviations owing to crystal packing forces. The conformation of the well-ordered cycloheptanone molecule, which normally undergoes facile pseudorotation, is unambiguously defined in the voids of the crystalline inclusion compound.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Gall, Mr James and Farrugia, Dr Louis and MacNicol, Dr David
Authors: Farrugia, L.J., Gall, J.H., and MacNicol, D.D.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Chemistry
Journal Name:Chemical Communications
ISSN:1359-7345
ISSN (Online):1364-548X

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