Structural properties of charge-transfer complexes of multilayered [3.3]paracyclophanes

Masahiko Shibahara, Motonori Watanabe, Chang Yuan, Kenta Goto, Teruo Shinmyozu

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In the solid state, multilayered [3.3]paracyclophanes (PCPs) 2-6 and tetracyanoethylene (TCNE) form charge-transfer (CT) complexes with a 1:1 stoichiometry. All the benzene rings overlapped each other. All the [3.3]PCP units and dione units assume chair conformations and the transannular distances are shorter than those of the corresponding free multilayered [3.3]PCP except for the dione unit in the four-layered dione 6. In the crystal-packing diagrams, the PCP and TCNE are located in alternating donor-acceptor stacking in columns, and effective short contacts are observed in the neighboring molecules.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3371-3375
Number of pages5
JournalTetrahedron Letters
Issue number26
Publication statusPublished - Jun 29 2011

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biochemistry
  • Drug Discovery
  • Organic Chemistry


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