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Synthesis and Structure of D3h-Symmetric Triptycene Trimaleimide
Dipartimento di Scienze Chimiche, Università di Padova, via Marzolo 1, 35131 Padova, Italy
Dipartimento di Chimica, Università Ca’ Foscari di Venezia, Dorsoduro 2137, I-30123 Venezia, Italy
Institute of Organic Chemistry, University of Zurich, Winterthurerstrasse 190, CH-8057 Zurich, Switzerland
Bijvoet Centre for Biomolecular Research, Crystal and Structural Chemistry, Utrecht University, Padualaan 8, 3584 CH Utrecht, The Netherlands
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Received: 16 December 2009; in revised form: 24 December 2009 / Accepted: 30 December 2009 / Published: 7 January 2010
Abstract: A new D3h symmetric triptycene derivative has been synthesized with the aim of obtaining molecules that are able to assemble into porous structures, and can be used in the development of new ligands. The synthesis involves a Diels-Alder reaction as the key step, followed by an oxidation and the formation of a maleimide ring. Triptycene trimaleimide furnished single crystals which have been analyzed by means of X-ray diffraction.
Keywords: tripodal ligand; cycloaddition; symmetry; triptycene
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Zonta, C.; De Lucchi, O.; Linden, A.; Lutz, M. Synthesis and Structure of D3h-Symmetric Triptycene Trimaleimide. Molecules 2010, 15, 226-232.
Zonta C, De Lucchi O, Linden A, Lutz M. Synthesis and Structure of D3h-Symmetric Triptycene Trimaleimide. Molecules. 2010; 15(1):226-232.
Zonta, Cristiano; De Lucchi, Ottorino; Linden, Anthony; Lutz, Martin. 2010. "Synthesis and Structure of D3h-Symmetric Triptycene Trimaleimide." Molecules 15, no. 1: 226-232.