C60 Recognition from Extended Tetrathiafulvalene Bis-acetylide Platinum(II) Complexes

Org Lett. 2016 Nov 18;18(22):5856-5859. doi: 10.1021/acs.orglett.6b02915. Epub 2016 Oct 27.


The favorable spatial organization imposed by the square planar 4,4'-di(tert-butyl)-2,2'-bipyridine (dbbpy) platinum(II) complex associated with the electronic and shape complementarity of π-extended tetrathiafulvalene derivatives (exTTF) toward fullerenes is usefully exploited to construct molecular tweezers, which display good affinities for C60.

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