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[*] posted on 24-2-2004 at 10:03
Aesthetically Pleasing Organic Molecules


I recently checked out a book from my library called Art in Organic Synthesis, 2nd edition, by Anand, Bindra, and Ranganathan. And it has some of the most, well... beautiful would be the word, organic molecules. So, I scanned in some of the best to show the people here. However I would highly recomend going out and checking this book out from you local library, not only does it have these unique molecules, but it describes step by step through flow charts the building of these molceules, even monsters like vitimain B-12 from simple molecules.

Maitotoxin
This one is acutally from Organic Chemistry 2nd edition by Maitland Jones Jr. Its LD50 is 50 ng/kg!:o
Asteranes
Betweenanen
Catenanes
Pagodane
Capped Porphyrins
Sigma Directed Structure 1
Sigma Directed Structure 2
These above two structures are under the heading "The reversal of the usual pi-sigma orentation of aromatic systems would lead to extra-ordinary structures where the pi component would be directed towards the core of the molecule... In appropriate cases the electron rich cavity thus generated can harbor metal ions."
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Superphane
Comments on these fantastic structures would be nice, but hopefully this thread will end up with additional aesthetically pleasing picures of organic molecules!:)


[Edited on 2/24/2004 by BromicAcid]




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[*] posted on 24-2-2004 at 11:43


Very nice!!
I finally found out now what molecules that are interlocked like a chain are called: Catenanes!
The name is really appropriate :)
I was wondering whether geometrical catenanes would give high strength polymeric chains.... anyone got some info on this?
I do have other aestethically pleasing molecules, but they are proteins :(.... am I allowed to post them here?




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[*] posted on 24-2-2004 at 16:20
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if the proteins in question are also organic molecules....:P



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[*] posted on 24-2-2004 at 17:38


proteins are, by definition, organic molecules :P - but I admit there is a difference of a cubane to a nicely shaped protein!



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[*] posted on 24-2-2004 at 19:14


Post away, who am I to stop you, that's what I like about this forum, the freedom!!! Looking foreward to seeing some interesting looking proteins.
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I was wondering whether geometrical catenanes would give high strength polymeric chains.... anyone got some info on this?

You know, I was wondering the same thing, expecially how they would hold up to similarly structured chemically bonded polymers.....

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[*] posted on 24-2-2004 at 19:45


Could we be looking at the baby steps in nanotechnology? Very nice.
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[*] posted on 25-2-2004 at 05:37


Check out: http://www.bristol.ac.uk/Depts/Chemistry/MOTM/silly/sillymol...

Most of them are just molecules with funny names. However, there are some with interesting structures as well:




Propellane



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[*] posted on 17-4-2010 at 06:53


Nice post Bromic! I am interested in aesthetically pleasing organic molecules and these structures are wonderful! :D Does anyone happen to have a scanned version of the book BromicAcid refers to: Art in Organic Synthesis, 2nd edition, by Anand, Bindra, and Ranganathan.

EDIT: I am a fish, that's a funny link, :D I would like to see a paper called: "A practical synthesis of moronic acid and lunatoic acid"

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[*] posted on 17-4-2010 at 07:37


Quote: Originally posted by BromicAcid  
I recently checked out a book from my library called Art in Organic Synthesis, 2nd edition, by Anand, Bindra, and Ranganathan. And it has some of the most, well... beautiful would be the word, organic molecules.

[Edited on 2/24/2004 by BromicAcid]



Not pretty, however, some may find it interesting.


Fritz Vögtle
Fascinating Molecules in Organic Chemistry
Wiley 1992

Origionaly published as
Reizvolle Moleküle der Organischen Chemie
BG Teuber, Stuttgart. 1989
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[*] posted on 18-4-2010 at 03:35


Here is the Table of Contents of Fascinating Molecules In Organic Chemistry: http://www.gbv.de/dms/ilmenau/toc/111269776.PDF

However, no download of it appears to be available anywhere.
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[*] posted on 18-4-2010 at 06:37


Quote: Originally posted by BromicAcid  
I recently checked out a book from my library called Art in Organic Synthesis, 2nd edition, by Anand, Bindra, and Ranganathan. And it has some of the most, well... beautiful would be the word, organic molecules.

[Edited on 2/24/2004 by BromicAcid]


Noted in passing :—

R Bruce King Ed.
Inorganic Compounds with Unusual Properties

Volume 1. Advances in Chemistry Series 150 1976
Volume 2. Advances in Chemistry Series 173 1979
American Chemical Society

You can buy used copies for less than US $5.00.


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[*] posted on 19-4-2010 at 23:11


Quote: Originally posted by Sandmeyer  
Does anyone happen to have a scanned version of the book BromicAcid refers to: Art in Organic Synthesis, 2nd edition, by Anand, Bindra, and Ranganathan.

I have the 1st edition (from 1970). Is the 2nd edition much different? Is there truly any interest to have the 1st edition scanned? It is 414 pages!
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[*] posted on 20-4-2010 at 00:01


I'm quite a fan of the benzene ring. Nice and simple, yet strong and somewhat unique.

I also rather like the look of the pet molecule of one of my chemistry lecturers; 2,2-paracyclophane.





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[*] posted on 20-4-2010 at 05:00


Quote: Originally posted by psychokinetic  
I'm quite a fan of the benzene ring. Nice and simple, yet strong and somewhat unique.


Benzene ring is not "somewhat unique", it is unique, it can either be unique or not, "somewhat unique" makes no sense.




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[*] posted on 20-4-2010 at 10:20


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carcerand

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Calixarene

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cucurbituril

and so on. Really cool stuff.

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[*] posted on 20-4-2010 at 10:37


I'm quite sure you all already heard about the nanoputians. They were published in the year 2003 (J. Org. Chem., 68 (2003) 8750–8766). Vehicles for the nanoputians have been made as well: nanocar and nanodragster.
I always wanted to do similar nanoputian molecules, but finding a boss that would sponsor such work is not easy. :(





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