From Hexa-peri-hexabenzocoronene to “Superacenes”

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  • This work was supported by the Volkswagenstiftung and the Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung. V. S. I. thanks the Max-Planck-Gesellschaft for a fellowship.

Abstract

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Very large, planar, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons such as “supernaphthalene” and “supertriphenylene” (1) are easily constructed by a Diels–Alder reaction and subsequent cyclodehydrogenation.

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