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Issue 5, 2017
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From tetrabenzoheptafulvalene to sp2 carbon nano-rings

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Herein we report a new strategy to construct nano-rings of sp2 carbon by taking advantage of the “C” shape of syn-tetrabenzoheptafulvalene. This strategy led to the successful synthesis of an sp2 carbon nano-ring containing a tetrabenzoheptafulvalene moiety fused with tetraphenylene. However, attempts to synthesize a more strained nano-ring of sp2 carbon using the same strategy only yielded an oxygen-bridged nano-ring with the step of aromatization being unsuccessful. Both the nano-rings were unambiguously characterized by X-ray crystallography.

Graphical abstract: From tetrabenzoheptafulvalene to sp2 carbon nano-rings

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19 Dec 2016
11 Jan 2017
First published
13 Jan 2017

Org. Chem. Front., 2017,4, 699-703
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Research Article

From tetrabenzoheptafulvalene to sp2 carbon nano-rings

K. Y. Cheung, S. Yang and Q. Miao, Org. Chem. Front., 2017, 4, 699
DOI: 10.1039/C6QO00828C

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