A Boron-Containing PAH as a Substructure of Boron-Doped Graphene

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  • Dr. Chuandong Dou,

    1. Department of Chemistry, Graduate School of Science, Nagoya University, and CREST (Japan) Science and Technology Agency, Furo, Chikusa, Nagoya 464-8602 (Japan)
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  • Dr. Shohei Saito,

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    1. Department of Chemistry, Graduate School of Science, Nagoya University, and CREST (Japan) Science and Technology Agency, Furo, Chikusa, Nagoya 464-8602 (Japan)
    • Department of Chemistry, Graduate School of Science, Nagoya University, and CREST (Japan) Science and Technology Agency, Furo, Chikusa, Nagoya 464-8602 (Japan)
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  • Kyohei Matsuo,

    1. Department of Chemistry, Graduate School of Science, Nagoya University, and CREST (Japan) Science and Technology Agency, Furo, Chikusa, Nagoya 464-8602 (Japan)
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  • Dr. Ichiro Hisaki,

    1. Department of Material and Life Science, Graduate School of Engineering, Osaka University (Japan)
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  • Prof. Dr. Shigehiro Yamaguchi

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    1. Department of Chemistry, Graduate School of Science, Nagoya University, and CREST (Japan) Science and Technology Agency, Furo, Chikusa, Nagoya 464-8602 (Japan)
    • Department of Chemistry, Graduate School of Science, Nagoya University, and CREST (Japan) Science and Technology Agency, Furo, Chikusa, Nagoya 464-8602 (Japan)
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  • This work was supported by CREST and JST (S.Y.), by a Grant-in-Aid for Young Scientists (B) (24750038, to S.S.), and a Grant-in-Aid for Young Scientists (A) (24685026, to I.H.). Crystallographic data collection was performed at the BL38B1 in the SPring-8 at the BL38B1 with approval of JASRI (proposal No. 2012A1809). We thank Prof. T. Kubo, A. Konishi (Osaka University), Prof. H. Shinokubo, and Dr. S. Hiroto (Nagoya University) for their approval to use their spectral data. PAH=polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon.

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BBC news: Two boron atoms have been incorporated into a carbon nanosheet by a bottom-up synthesis to give a “B-doped nanographene” (see picture) with a defined structure. The experimental and theoretical analyses revealed the important role of the two boron atoms in producing its characteristic properties, such as broad absorption bands covering the visible region and reversible redox processes.

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