Layered [3.3]orthocyclophanes - Interesting study objects in π-π interaction

S. Mataka, T. Thiemann, M. Taniguchi, T. Sawada

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Small size meta- and paracyclophanes have been used in the study of π-π interactions in facing, closely layered π-systems. A complication in these studies stems from the fact that the π-systems in those structures are distorted. Access to closely layered non-distorted aromatic systems surprisingly comes from the area of the orthocyclophanes, molecules, which for the most part are known to be flexible and topologically uninteresting compounds. That specifically designed bridges can lead to rigid, layered orthocyclophanes will be described in this overview along with their physical properties.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1211-1227
Number of pages17
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 2000
Externally publishedYes


  • CH-π interaction
  • Layered π-systems
  • Orthocyclophanes
  • π-stacking
  • π-π Interaction

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Organic Chemistry


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