Financial support from the Spanish Ministry of Science and Education (MICINN, CTQ2010-18208), Xunta de Galicia (10PXIB2200222PR) and FEDER is gratefully acknowledged.
Cloverphene: a Clover-Shaped cata-Condensed Nanographene with Sixteen Fused Benzene Rings†
Article first published online: 9 NOV 2011
Copyright © 2012 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim
Angewandte Chemie International Edition
Volume 51, Issue 1, pages 173–177, January 2, 2012
How to Cite
Alonso, J. M., Díaz-Álvarez, A. E., Criado, A., Pérez, D., Peña, D. and Guitián, E. (2012), Cloverphene: a Clover-Shaped cata-Condensed Nanographene with Sixteen Fused Benzene Rings. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 51: 173–177. doi: 10.1002/anie.201104935
- Issue published online: 29 DEC 2011
- Article first published online: 9 NOV 2011
- Manuscript Received: 14 JUL 2011
- Spanish Ministry of Science and Education. Grant Number: CTQ2010-18208
- Xunta de Galicia. Grant Number: 10PXIB2200222PR
Living in clover: Sequential [4+2] and [2+2+2] aryne cycloadditions allow the isolation of cloverlike and archlike nanographenes (see picture). This approach led to the synthesis of the largest cata-condensed aromatic hydrocarbon that has been obtained to date, a system formed by 16 fused benzene rings (22 benzene rings in total) and 102 sp2 carbon atoms.