Chin. J. Org. Chem. ›› 2018, Vol. 38 ›› Issue (1): 11-28.DOI: 10.6023/cjoc201709009 Previous Articles     Next Articles

Special Issue: 庆祝吴养洁院士九十华诞专辑



华煜晖a,b, 张弘b, 夏海平a,b   

  1. a 厦门大学能源材料化学协同创新中心 厦门 361005;
    b 厦门大学化学化工学院 厦门 361005
  • 收稿日期:2017-09-08 修回日期:2017-09-29 发布日期:2017-10-11
  • 通讯作者: 张弘, 夏海平;
  • 基金资助:


History and Development

Hua Yuhuia,b, Zhang Hongb, Xia Haipinga,b   

  1. a Collaborative Innovation Center of Chemistry for Energy Materials, Xiamen University, Xiamen 361005;
    b College of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Xiamen University, Xiamen 361005
  • Received:2017-09-08 Revised:2017-09-29 Published:2017-10-11
  • Contact: 10.6023/cjoc201709009;
  • Supported by:

    Project supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (Nos. 21390400, 21672217, 21521002).

Aromaticity is one of the most fundamental concept in organic chemistry. Aromatic compounds generally present special thermodynamic stability. Research on aromaticity can help us to understand the stability essence of aromatic compounds, and thus enables the further prediction and construction of species with stabilization or destablization. The endless richness of aromaticity researches usually originates the nature and criterion of aromaticity. The main emphasis of this review is on a discussion of historical discoveries, definitions and classification of aromaticity-related structural types, as well as various theoretically and experimentally criterions. Furthermore, this review contains the recent development of aromaticity illustrated by recent representative examples.

Key words: aromaticity, anti-aromaticity, definition, criterion, classification