Discovery of a Novel C60 Receptor Based on Substituted Anthracene

Naveen Chopra, Michaele J. Hardie, Colin L. Raston

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Anthracene diaryl bromide was prepared via the acid catalyzed condensation of veratrole with p-bromobenzaldehyde. Mixing of toluene solutions of anthracene diaryl bromide and C60 fullerene led to the formation of a 1:1 solid state complex. Evidence for the complex is based on microanalysis and FTIR. A crystal structure of the anthracene diaryl bromide is presented and a dimeric butterfly structure has been proposed for the supramolecular species in solution.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)275-278
Number of pages4
JournalSupramolecular Chemistry
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2000
Externally publishedYes


  • Anthracenes
  • Fullerenes
  • Host-guest chemistry
  • Supramolecular chemistry


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