Development of the Synthetic Strategy for Bowl-Shaped π-Conjugated Molecules Utilizing Transition Metal-Catalyzed Reactions

Principal Investigator

Shuhei HIGASHIBAYASHI (Associate Professor, Faculty of Pharmacy, Keio University)

Outline of the Project

Bowl-shapedπ-conjugated compounds, buckybowls, possess unique properties due to the special bowl shape, which are distinct from those of planarπ-conjugated compounds. The buckybowls are expected to be potential organic materials by utilizing the unique properties. To extend the research on the properties and materials, it is required to develop the efficient method to synthesize the buckybowls possessing heteroatoms and functional groups. This project studies the efficient synthetic strategy for buckybowls by using transition metal-catalyzed reactions and the properties of these buckybowls.

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