Conformational study of the higher [n.n]paracyclophanes: Evaluation as potential hosts for molecular halogens and benzenes

Mark Mascal, Jean Luc Kerdelhué, Andrei S. Batsanov, Michael J. Begley

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A fundamental study of the conformations of [7.7]-, [8.8]-, [9.9]-, [11.11]- and octamethyl[8.8]-paracyclophanes in the solid state shows that the [odd.odd] members of the series possess parallel, symmetrically disposed benzene rings. A new genre of inclusion phenomenon based on donor-halogen EDA interactions is also defined and the potential of cyclophanes to act as hosts both in this capacity and to benzenes is discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1141-1151
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of the Chemical Society - Perkin Transactions 1
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - Jun 7 1996
Externally publishedYes


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  • Organic Chemistry
  • Chemistry(all)

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