Synthesis and structural properties of the first dodecakis(aryloxy)triphenylenes

Christopher S. Frampton, David D. MacNicol*, Stuart J. Rowan

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Dodecaethers 1-3, members of a new class of molecule, were prepared by persubstitution of perfluorotriphenylene 4 by the appropriate phenolate nucleophiles in 1,3-dimethylimidazolidin-2-one (DMEU) as solvent. An exactly C2-symmetric conformation has been established by X-ray analysis for dodecakis(p-tolyloxy)triphenylene 2 in its molecular crystal, whilst counterpart 3, possessing the more extended p-phenylphenoxy side-chain, is a new host capable of forming crystalline inclusion compounds with guest species such as acetonitrile, and di-, tri-, and tetra-glyme, for example.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)169-178
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Molecular Structure
Issue number2-3
Publication statusPublished - 1997 Mar 31
Externally publishedYes


  • Conformational isomerism
  • Dodecakis(aryloxy)triphenylene
  • X-ray crystallography

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Structural Biology
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Spectroscopy
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics


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