Effects of strained bicyclic annelation on the benzene nucleus: The X-ray crystal structures of a triphenylene and two anthracene derivatives

Francesca Cardullo, Daniele Giuffrida, Franz H. Kohnke, Françisco M. Raymo, J. Fraser Stoddart, David J. Williams

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Pronounced bond length alternation in the central aromatic ring is the eye-catching structural feature of triepoxytriphenylene 1. By contrast, no significant bond length alternation is observed in the linearly bisannelated compounds 2 and 3. The key difference is ascribed to the position of annelations with the bicyclic units (Image Presented).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)339-341
Number of pages3
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jan 1 1996



  • Bond-length alternation
  • Mills-Nixon effect
  • Polycycles
  • Strained rings
  • Triepoxytriphenylenes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)

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