Synthesis of Corannulenes Revisited
Corannulene. A Convenient New Synthesis.
J. Am. Chem. Soc. 1991;
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.