Geminiarene: A New Macrocyclic Arene with Dual/Gemini Molecular Conformation and Guest Selectivity in the Solid State

  • Jialiang Xu
  • Xian-He BuEmail author


Prof. YANG Yingwei and his coworker from Jilin University reported an entirely new kind of macrocyclic arene, namely geminiarene, featuring two different but interconvertible molecular configurations. Taking advantage of the dual/gemini conformational feature and the unique host-guest property of geminiarene, they developed unitary and dual guest selective adsorption/separation systems, in particular toward chlorobenzene and chlorocyclohexane.


  1. [1]
    Wu J. R., Yang Y. W., J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2019, 141, 12280, DOI: CrossRefPubMedGoogle Scholar

Copyright information

© Jilin University, The Editorial Department of Chemical Research in Chinese Universities and Springer-Verlag GmbH 2019

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Materials Science and Engineering, National Institute for Advanced Materials, Tianjin Key Laboratory of Metal and Molecule-based Material ChemistryNankai UniversityTianjinP. R. China
  2. 2.State Key Laboratory of Elemento-Organic Chemistry, College of ChemistryNankai UniversityTianjinP. R. China

Personalised recommendations