From perylene to a 22-ring aromatic hydrocarbon in one-pot

The successful synthesis of a threefold symmetric C78H36 molecule with 22 fused benzene rings is reported. This clover-shaped nanographene was sublimated and characterized on a surface with atomic resolution by scanning probe microscopy.

By: Bruno Schuler, Sara Collazos, Leo Gross, Gerhard Meyer, Dolores Perez, Enrique Guitian, Diego Pena

Published in: Angewandte Chemie International Edition in English, volume 53, (no ), pages 10.1002/anie.201403707 in 2014


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