Archive for December, 2022

Molecules of the year -2022. A closer look at the Megalo-Cavitands.

Thursday, December 15th, 2022

In the previous post, I discussed how data associated with two of the candidates for molecules of the year – 2022 could be retrieved and then used to inspect their three dimensional structures. Here I focus on the ultra large cavitands recently reported[1]. As I noted, these have an associated data coordinate archive published on Zenodo (DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.6953961) although this is not cited in the article itself.



  1. J. Pfeuffer‐Rooschüz, S. Heim, A. Prescimone, and K. Tiefenbacher, "Megalo‐Cavitands: Synthesis of Acridane[4]arenes and Formation of Large, Deep Cavitands for Selective C70 Uptake", Angewandte Chemie International Edition, vol. 61, 2022.

Molecules of the year -2022. Data issues!

Tuesday, December 13th, 2022

The list of molecules of the year is out now at C&E News (but you have to have an account to view the list, unlike previous years). These three caught my eye: