Transient innermolecular carbene-hemicarcerand complex of fluorophenylcarbene

Zhifeng Lu, Robert A. Moss, Ralf Warmuth, Karsten Krogh-Jespersen

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Laser flash photolysis of fluorophenyldiazirine incarcerated in hemicarcerand 2 affords incarcerated fluorophenylcarbene [23], which forms a metastable, innermolecular π-complex with aryl moieties of 2. This carbene complex can be observed spectroscopically. Extensive computational studies provide insights into the structure, spectroscopy, energetics, and kinetics of the 23 carbene complex.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)13799-13803
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Physical Chemistry A
Issue number47
StatePublished - Dec 1 2011

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry


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