Jiří Kaleta

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The rod-like molecule bis((4-(4-pyridyl)ethynyl)bicyclo[2.2.2]oct-1-yl)buta-1,3-diyne, 1, contains two 1,4-bis(ethynyl)bicyclo[2.2.2]octane (BCO) chiral rotators linked by a diyne fragment and self-assembles in a one-dimensional, monoclinic C2/c centrosymmetric structure where two equilibrium positions with large occupancy imbalance (88% versus 12%) are(More)
The syntheses of all 16 CB(11)(CH(3))(n)(CD(3))(12-n)(•) radicals with 5-fold substitution symmetry are described. The variation in the width of their broad and featureless electron paramagnetic resonance signals as a function of the deuteriation pattern is used to deduce the relative values of the average hyperfine coupling constants a(H) of the hydrogen(More)
A triangular macrocyclic molecule has been synthesized which consists of substituted phenanthrene vertices interconnected by 1,3-diethynylbicyclo[1.1.1]pentane sides. The molecule is the very first example of exploiting the bicyclopentane motif in the construction of a shape persistent macrocycle's backbone. It carries new features such as bulkiness,(More)
Treatment of cleaned gold surfaces with dilute tetrahydrofuran or chloroform solutions of tetraalkylstannanes (alkyl = methyl, ethyl, n-propyl, n-butyl) or di-n-butylmethylstannyl tosylate under ambient conditions causes a self-limited growth of disordered monolayers consisting of alkyls and tin oxide. Extensive use of deuterium labeling showed that the(More)
We examine the fluorescence anisotropy of rod-shaped guests held inside the channels of tris(o-phenylenedioxy)cyclotriphosphazene (TPP) host nanocrystals, characterized by powder X-ray diffraction and solid state NMR spectroscopy. We address two issues: (i) are light polarization measurements on an aqueous colloidal solution of TPP nanocrystals meaningful,(More)
Anodic oxidation of [CB11H12]- and 18 of its halogenated and/or methylated derivatives was examined. Reversible oxidation was found for four of the anions in liquid SO2 and for four more in 1,1,1,3,3,3-hexafluoroisopropyl alcohol. The oxidation occurred at ∼1 V (for [CB11Me12]-) up to more than 4 V (for [1-H-(2-6)-F5-(7-12)-(CF3)6-CB11]-) relative to(More)
A new unidirectional light-driven molecular motor suitable for host-guest surface inclusion complexes with tris(o-phenylene)cyclotriphosphazene (TPP) was synthesized. The motor molecules formed regular two-dimensional trigonal arrays covering the large facets of disc-shaped TPP nanocrystals. Photochemical and thermal isomerization studies demonstrated that(More)
Cyclic voltammograms of 12-iodinated icosahedral carborane anions [1-X-12-I-CB11Me10-] (X = H, CH3, C2H5, C3H7, C4H9, C6H13, and COOCH3) show two one-electron anodic oxidation peaks at the Pt electrode in liquid SO2. Oddly, the first is irreversible and the second partially reversible. Mass spectrometry of the principal anionic product of preparative anodic(More)
Derivatives of bicyclo[1.1.1]pentane differentially substituted in bridgehead (1,3) and bridge (2,4) positions have been synthesized. They represent a new T-shaped structural module consisting of a rigid rod with a nearly freely rotating side arm, possibly useful as a molecular building block in syntheses of more complex covalent or supramolecular scaffolds(More)
Observed and DFT-calculated IR spectra of n-Bu4M (M = Si, Ge, Sn, Pb), (CH3CH2CH213CD2)4Sn, and n-BuAuPPh3-d15 are reported and assigned. The asymmetric CH stretching vibration of the CH2 group adjacent to the metal atom appears as a distinct shoulder at ∼2934 cm-1, whereas for other CH2 groups it is located at ∼2922 cm-1. The characteristic peak at ∼2899(More)