Levon D Movsisyan

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Active-metal templating has been used to synthesize rotaxanes consisting of a phenanthroline-based macrocycle threaded around a C8, C12, or C20 polyyne chain. The crystal structure of the C12 rotaxane has been determined. In the rhenium(I) carbonyl complex of this rotaxane, with Re(CO)(3)Cl coordinated to the phenanthroline macrocycle, the proximity of the(More)
The stabilization of long [n]cumulenes has traditionally been achieved by placing sterically bulky "protecting groups" at the termini, which shield the reactive carbon chain from unwanted reactions. Herein, we present an alternative strategy: stabilization through threading the sp-hybridized carbon chain through a phenanthroline-based macrocycle. The result(More)
Oligoynes are archetypical molecular wires due to their 1-D chain of conjugated carbon atoms and ability to transmit charge over long distances by coherent tunneling. However, the stability of the oligoyne can be an issue. Here we address this problem by two stabilization methods, namely sterically shielding endgroups, and rotaxination to produce an(More)
Porphyrin-polyyne [3]- and [5]rotaxanes have been synthesized by condensing aldehyde-rotaxanes with pyrrole or dipyrromethane. The crystal structure of a [3]rotaxane shows that the macrocycles adopt compact conformations, holding the hexaynes near the porphyrin core, and that the phenanthroline units form intermolecular π-stacked dimers in the solid.(More)
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