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Molecular receptors for fullerenes.


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1. PLENARY SESSION I: the affiliation of Dr. Joseph

Emerson will be "Mississippi State University". Thursday, February 23, 2012 Plenary Session I


Andrzej Sygula

Department of Chemistry, Mississippi State University

The development of novel synthetic methodologies to construct molecular clips and tweezers capable of forming supramolecular assembles with fullerenes is reviewed. A special emphasis is given to the molecular receptors with bowl-shaped pincers derived from buckybowls such as corannulene. Stability of tweezers-fullerene complexes depends heavily on [pi]-[pi] interactions. Since rational design of efficient molecular receptors hinges on accurate theoretical prediction of their binding potential, the performance of computational models in describing []-[] stacking interactions between conjugated carbon networks is briefly reviewed and critically assessed. Many uses of "buckycatchers" have been envisioned, e.g. as novel stationary phases in liquid chromatography for the separation of fullerenes or photovoltaic devices assembled from buckycatcher-fullerene complexes with the most important applications yet to be imagined.

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Publication:Journal of the Mississippi Academy of Sciences
Article Type:Correction notice
Date:Apr 1, 2012
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