Pentalenes—From Highly Reactive Antiaromatics to Substrates for Material Science

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  • Prof. Dr. Henning Hopf

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    1. Institute of Organic Chemistry, Technical University of Braunschweig, Hagenring 30, 38106 Braunschweig (Germany)
    • Institute of Organic Chemistry, Technical University of Braunschweig, Hagenring 30, 38106 Braunschweig (Germany)

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Abstract

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Antimatter: Once studied primarily for their antiaromatic properties, pentalenes are rapidly becoming important π-systems for novel electronic materials (see scheme). Recent developments in this area are summarized.

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