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Symmetry 2014, 6(3), 551-565; doi:10.3390/sym6030551
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Autosolvation: Architecture and Selection of Chiral Conformers in Alkylcobalt Carbonyl Molecular Clocks

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Received: 29 April 2014; in revised form: 23 June 2014 / Accepted: 24 June 2014 / Published: 4 July 2014
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Supramolecular Chirality)
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Abstract: Autosolvation is an important factor in stabilizing the architecture of medium complicated molecules. It is a kind of “supramolecular force” acting in intramolecular manner, consisting of orbital-orbital interactions between polar groups, separated by more than one covalent bonds within the same molecule. This effect facilitates also the development of chiral conformations. Two typical alkylcobalt carbonyl type molecules are discussed here as examples of autosolvating intramolecular interactions, leading to dramatic selection of chiral conformers and indicating also to the limits of the effect. The conformers stabilized by autosolvation and their interconversion are excellent examples of a “molecular clockwork”. Operation mode of these molecular clockworks gives some insight into the intramolecular transfer of chiral information.
Keywords: alkylcobalt carbonyls; conformation; autosolvation in alkylcobalt carbonyls; chiral conformations; molecular mechanics; interconversion of conformers; anchimeric effect alkylcobalt carbonyls; conformation; autosolvation in alkylcobalt carbonyls; chiral conformations; molecular mechanics; interconversion of conformers; anchimeric effect
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Kurdi, R.; Táborosi, A.; Zucchi, C.; Pályi, G. Autosolvation: Architecture and Selection of Chiral Conformers in Alkylcobalt Carbonyl Molecular Clocks. Symmetry 2014, 6, 551-565.

AMA Style

Kurdi R, Táborosi A, Zucchi C, Pályi G. Autosolvation: Architecture and Selection of Chiral Conformers in Alkylcobalt Carbonyl Molecular Clocks. Symmetry. 2014; 6(3):551-565.

Chicago/Turabian Style

Kurdi, Róbert; Táborosi, Attila; Zucchi, Claudia; Pályi, Gyula. 2014. "Autosolvation: Architecture and Selection of Chiral Conformers in Alkylcobalt Carbonyl Molecular Clocks." Symmetry 6, no. 3: 551-565.


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