Chin. J. Org. Chem. ›› 2018, Vol. 38 ›› Issue (11): 2888-2895.DOI: 10.6023/cjoc201805049 Previous Articles     Next Articles

Special Issue: 元素有机化学合辑2018-2019




  1. 武汉工程大学化学与环境工程学院 武汉 430205
  • 收稿日期:2018-05-26 修回日期:2018-06-20 发布日期:2018-07-05
  • 通讯作者: 崔晶晶
  • 基金资助:


State of the Art in Germanium-Containing Aromatic Systems

Cui Jingjing   

  1. School of Chemistry and Environmental Engineering, Wuhan Institute of Technology, Wuhan 430205
  • Received:2018-05-26 Revised:2018-06-20 Published:2018-07-05
  • Supported by:

    Project supported by the Knowledge Innovation Program of Hubei Provience (Natural Science Foundation) (No. 2018CFB347) and the Youths Science Foundation (No. K201832) of Wuhan Institute of Technology.

Germanium-containing conjugated compounds are regarded as powerful candidates for the development of optoelectronic material. As a subclass of germanium-containing conjugated compounds and a crucial type of the heavy analogues of aromatic compounds, germanium-containing aromatic hydrocarbons (Ge-AHs) have attracted much attention and developed rapidly in recent days. According to the charge of the Ge-AHs, these species were categorized into three subclasses:neutral, anionic and cationic species. Herein, the synthetic methodology together with the reactivity of these reported Ge-AHs is summarized and the parameters used for the evaluation of the aromaticity of these compounds is highlighted. Ge-AHs and aromatic hydrocarbons share similar structural and magnetic properties. However, their major reactivity is quite different. This review will not only inspire the discovery of new structures and reactivities of Ge-Ahs, but also help to form a deeper understanding of the concept of aromaticy.

Key words: germanium, aromaticity, main group chemistry