Chinese Journal of Organic Chemistry ›› 2020, Vol. 40 ›› Issue (10): 3017-3025.DOI: 10.6023/cjoc202005083 Previous Articles     Next Articles



吴振辉a, 王伟丞a, 叶皓宏a, 刘永华a, 孙晓庆a, 谢浩荣a, 何丽思a, 张以诺a, Dietmar Kuckb, 周克勋a   

  1. a 香港中文大学化学系 中国香港;
    b 比勒费尔德大学化学系及分子材料中心(CM2) 德国比勒费尔德 33615
  • 收稿日期:2020-05-29 修回日期:2020-07-20 发布日期:2020-08-01
  • 通讯作者: 周克勋
  • 基金资助:

Nonplanar Nanographenes Based on Tribenzotriquinacene or Fenestrindane Core

Ng Chun-Faia, Wong Wai-Shinga, Ip Ho-Wanga, Lau Wing-Waa, Sun Xiao-Qinga, Tse Ho-Winga, He Lisia, Cheung Enocha, Kuck Dietmarb, Chow Hak-Funa   

  1. a Department of Chemistry, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China;
    b Department of Chemistry and Center for Molecular Materials (CM2), Bielefeld University, 33615 Bielefeld, Germany
  • Received:2020-05-29 Revised:2020-07-20 Published:2020-08-01
  • Supported by:
    Project supported by the Research Grants Council of Hong Kong Special Administration Region (No. 14303816).

Our recent research efforts on the synthesis of nonplanar nanographenes bearing tribenzotriquinacene or fenestrindane skeleton are summarized. Wizard hat-shaped or saddle-shaped nanographenes could be prepared using a non-classical Scholl-type cycloheptatriene formation or 19-membered ring macrocyclization. The key to the success of these transformation relies on the proper installation of the electron rich aryl functional groups in the bay areas of these molecular motifs. The three-dimensional structures of some of the nanographenes were determined by X-ray crystallography. Furthermore, these carbon-rich π-conjugated molecules are also showed to have interesting photophysical, self-assoication and host-guest complexation properties.

Key words: nonplanar aromatics, nanographenes, tribenzotriquinacene, fenestrindane