A nanotube of cyclic porphyrin dimers connected by nonclassical hydrogen bonds and its inclusion of C60 in a linear arrangement

Hirofumi Nobukuni, Yuichi Shimazaki, Fumito Tani, Yoshinori Naruta

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Abstract

(Figure Presented) Like peas in a pod: X-ray crystallography reveals a self-assembled nanotube of cyclic porphyrin dimers and its inclusion complex with C60 (see picture, N blue, Ni green). The cyclic molecules stack through nonclassical C-H⋯N hydrogen bonds and π-π interactions of pyridyl groups to form the tubular structure. The C60 molecules are linearly arranged to form a supramolecular peapod.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)8975-8978
Number of pages4
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Volume46
Issue number47
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 14 2007

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)

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