Symmetric Multiple Carbohelicenes

Kenta Kato, Yasutomo Segawa*, Kenichiro Itami

*Corresponding author for this work

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This account focuses on the synthesis and structures of symmetric multiple carbohelicenes; i.e., fully fused polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons containing two or more symmetric helicene moieties. Synergies of the multiplexed helicene structures within a π-system generate a number of local minima and transition states between each state. Based on recent studies on multiple helicenes, a systematic molecular design for further multiplexed symmetric helicenes is proposed in the last section of this article.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)370-377
Number of pages8
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2019
Externally publishedYes


  • helicene
  • multiple helicene
  • nonplanar π-systems
  • polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Organic Chemistry


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