Fluxionality by quantum tunnelling: nonclassical 21-homododecahedryl cation rearrangement re-revisited

Sebastian Kozuch, Amir Karton, Said Jalife, Gabriel Merino

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Abstract

The 21-homododecahedryl cation is a unique system in terms of its complete fluxionality based on two different rearrangements. In this work, we report the quantum tunneling effects that drive the reactions at temperatures where the semi-classical kinetics are impossible. We postulate that the tunnel effect in this system can serve to create a refrigerator that may operate at arbitrarily low temperatures.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)10735-10738
Number of pages4
JournalChemical Communications
Volume57
Issue number82
DOIs
StatePublished - 21 Oct 2021

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