Water-soluble non-classical benzene mimics
Angew. Chem. 2020, 59 (18), 7161-7167
A new generation of saturated benzene mimics - 2-oxabicyclo[2.1.1]hexanes, - was developed. These compounds were designed as analogues of bicyclo[1.1.1]pentane with an improved water solubility. Crystallographic analysis of 2-oxabicyclo[2.1.1]hexanes revealed that they occupy a novel chemical space, but at the same time resemble the fragment of meta -disubstituted benzenes.