Incorporation of boron in the walls of an "all-carbon" cyclophane: a novel approach to Lewis acidic macrocycles. Academic Article uri icon


  • A p-doped conjugated cyclophane! The six boron atoms of the bora-cyclophane (see picture) recently reported by Chen and Jkle team up to impart a set of unique properties to this novel macrocycle. In particular, this macrocycle undergoes six consecutive reversible reductions to afford the hexaanion. It also binds up to six small nucleophilic anions, a process that quenches the fluorescence of the ring and changes its character to electron-rich.

published proceedings

  • Angew Chem Int Ed Engl

altmetric score

  • 0.25

author list (cited authors)

  • Gabbai, F. P.

citation count

  • 27

complete list of authors

  • Gabbaiï, François P

publication date

  • June 2012