From Perylene to a 22-Ring Aromatic Hydrocarbon in One-Pot

Authors

  • Bruno Schuler,

    1. IBM Research – Zurich, 8803 Rüschlikon (Switzerland)
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    • These authors contributed equally to this work.

  • Sara Collazos,

    1. Centro de Investigación en Química Biolóxica e Materiais Moleculares (CIQUS) and Departamento de Química Orgánica, Facultad de Química, Universidad de Santiago de Compostela, 15782-Santiago de Compostela (Spain)
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    • These authors contributed equally to this work.

  • Dr. Leo Gross,

    1. IBM Research – Zurich, 8803 Rüschlikon (Switzerland)
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  • Dr. Gerhard Meyer,

    1. IBM Research – Zurich, 8803 Rüschlikon (Switzerland)
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  • Dr. Dolores Pérez,

    1. Centro de Investigación en Química Biolóxica e Materiais Moleculares (CIQUS) and Departamento de Química Orgánica, Facultad de Química, Universidad de Santiago de Compostela, 15782-Santiago de Compostela (Spain)
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  • Prof. Dr. Enrique Guitián,

    1. Centro de Investigación en Química Biolóxica e Materiais Moleculares (CIQUS) and Departamento de Química Orgánica, Facultad de Química, Universidad de Santiago de Compostela, 15782-Santiago de Compostela (Spain)
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  • Dr. Diego Peña

    Corresponding author
    1. Centro de Investigación en Química Biolóxica e Materiais Moleculares (CIQUS) and Departamento de Química Orgánica, Facultad de Química, Universidad de Santiago de Compostela, 15782-Santiago de Compostela (Spain)
    • Centro de Investigación en Química Biolóxica e Materiais Moleculares (CIQUS) and Departamento de Química Orgánica, Facultad de Química, Universidad de Santiago de Compostela, 15782-Santiago de Compostela (Spain)

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  • We thank the European Union (Project PAMS, contract no. 610446), the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness (MINECO, CTQ2010-18208), Xunta de Galicia (10PXIB2200222PR), Fondo Europeo de Desarrollo Regional (FEDER), and the European Research Council advanced grant CEMAS for financial support.

Abstract

The successful synthesis of a threefold symmetric C78H36 molecule with 22 fused benzene rings is reported. This clover-shaped nanographene was characterized on an ultrathin insulating film with atomic resolution by scanning probe microscopy.

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