The first Spirobifluorenes containing two Binaphthyl Moieties

Alexander Russell, Neil Spencer, D Philp, Benson Kariuki, John Snaith

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The first spirobifluorenes comprising two binaphthyl moieties with silicon or germanium at the site of fusion have been synthesized and fully characterized. X-ray crystallographic analysis reveals that both molecules have highly distorted structures, resulting in a low barrier for interconversion between the two atropisomers; the barrier was calculated from the temperature dependency of the NMR spectra.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5589-5592
Number of pages4
Issue number26
Publication statusPublished - 22 Dec 2003


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