On 19th November 2018, Tokimaru Yuki, Department of Chemistry and Biotechnology (D3), received the BEST POSTER AWARD at the Ninth International Forum on Chemistry of Functional Organic Chemicals (IFOC-9) Organized by JSPS 116 Committee. This award is given for the superior poster presentor at the conference.
<About awarded research>
Title: A Hybrid of Corannulene and Azacorannulene: Synthesis of a Highly Curved Nitrogen-Containing Buckybowl
Heteroatom-containing buckybowl molecules have been gathering great attention due to their unique structures, properties, and potential applications. However, most of the heteroatom-containing buckybowls reported thus far exhibit partial C60?xEx structures (E = heteroatom), and compounds that exhibit the partial structures of higher hetero-fullerenes are limited. In this presentation, I reported the bottom-up synthesis of a highly curved azabuckybowl, which consists more than half structure of azafullerene C80-XNX. The highly curved azabuckybowl was prepared only in 3 steps through 1,3-dipolar cycloaddition of an azomethine ylide with corannulene. X-ray diffraction analysis of the single crystal revealed that its highly curved structure, which is almost close to curveture of fullerenes.
It is a great honor to be given this poster award. I appreciate all coresearchers who helped me during the course of research.