Université de Neuchâtel

Macrocyclisation of 2-(5-(2-hydroxyethyl)furan-2-yl)acetic acid model compounds of nonactic acid

Eng, Carine ; Simone, Jean-Mary ; Hartenbach, Akane ; Loiseau, François ; Neier, Reinhard

In: Monatshefte für Chemie / Chemical Monthly, 2009, vol. 140, no. 3, p. 349-354

The macrocyclisation of hydroxyethylfuranyl acetic acid and of dehydrogenated model compounds of nonactic acid was investigated to develop a facile synthesis of nonactin analogues. By applying the Yamagushi macrocyclisation to our ω-hydroxyacids, we were able to isolate a mixture of di-, tri-, tetra- and pentameric macrocycles.

Université de Neuchâtel

Functional polypedes—chiral nematic fullerenes

Campidelli, Stéphane ; Eng, Carine ; Saez, Isabel M. ; Goodby, John W. ; Deschenaux, Robert

In: Chemical Communications, 2003, p. 1520-1521

Self-organising, functional materials created by bottom-up synthesis represent important steps forward in the development of novel materials, here we report on the preparation and properties of a chiral nematic tetrapedal liquid crystal that has been functionalised with C60.