Synfacts 2009(2): 0159-0159  
DOI: 10.1055/s-0028-1087491
Synthesis of Materials and Unnatural Products
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Contributor(s): Timothy M. Swager, Jeewoo Lim
P. Ralli, Y. Zhang, D. M. Lemal*
Dartmouth College, Hanover, USA
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Publication Date:
22 January 2009 (online)


Highly fluorinated molecules exhibit a variety of interesting properties which have been utilized in areas such as organic materials and catalysis. Barrelenes constitute an interesting class of molecules where the three π-orbitals are arranged in a Möbius fashion. They are interesting molecules both theoretically and as starting materials for various compounds. The authors report a synthesis of perfluorobarrelene in three steps from 1, as reported previously.