Synthesis of sumanene and related buckybowls

Shuhei Higashibayashi, Hidehiro Sakurai

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Sumanene (C21H12) is a C3v symmetric buckybowl, which corresponds to a partial fullerene structure. Recent advances in the syntheses of sumanene and its derivatives, including heterasumanenes, are summarized in this review. Their chemical reactivities and derivatizations are also presented.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)122-128
Number of pages7
JournalChemistry Letters
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Feb 4
Externally publishedYes


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