Synfacts 2019; 15(01): 0032
DOI: 10.1055/s-0037-1611454
Synthesis of Materials and Unnatural Products
© Georg Thieme Verlag Stuttgart · New York

Synthesis of Corannulenes Revisited

Timothy M. Swager
Kosuke Yoshinaga
Scott LT. * Hashemi MM, Meyer DT, Warren HB. University of Nevada, Reno, USA
Corannulene. A Convenient New Synthesis.

J. Am. Chem. Soc. 1991;
113: 7082-7084
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Publication History

Publication Date:
14 December 2018 (online)



In 1991, Scott and co-workers reported a convenient synthesis of corannulene. Corannulenes are interesting because of their unique optoelectronic properties arising from their bowl-shaped structure. The production of corannulene is currently possible on a kilogram scale, and corannulene has found many applications in materials.



Flash vacuum pyrolysis of the tetra­bromide intermediate also resulted in corannulene. The unprecedented carbon NMR spectrum of corannulene exhibited three peaks.