On-Surface Synthesis of Unsaturated Carbon Nanostructures with Regularly Fused Pentagon–Heptagon Pairs

Hou, Ian Cheng-Yi; Sun, Qiang; Eimre, Kristjan; Di Giovannantonio, Marco; Urgel, José I.; Ruffieux, Pascal; Narita, Akimitsu; Fasel, Roman; Müllen, Klaus (2020). On-Surface Synthesis of Unsaturated Carbon Nanostructures with Regularly Fused Pentagon–Heptagon Pairs. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 142(23), pp. 10291-10296. American Chemical Society 10.1021/jacs.0c03635

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Multiple fused pentagon-heptagon pairs are frequently found as defects at the grain boundaries of the hexagonal graphene lattice and are suggested to have a fundamental influence on graphene-related materials. However, the construction of sp2-carbon skeletons with multiple regularly fused pentagon-heptagon pairs is challenging. In this work, we found that the pentagon-heptagon skeleton of azulene was rearranged during the thermal reaction of an azulene-incorporated organometallic polymer on Au(111). The resulting sp2-carbon frameworks were characterized by high-resolution scanning probe microscopy techniques and feature novel polycyclic architectures composed of multiple regularly fused pentagon-heptagon pairs. Moreover, the calculated analysis of its aromaticity revealed a peculiar polar electronic structure.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

08 Faculty of Science > Departement of Chemistry and Biochemistry

UniBE Contributor:

Fasel, Roman

Subjects:

500 Science > 530 Physics
500 Science > 540 Chemistry

ISSN:

0002-7863

Publisher:

American Chemical Society

Language:

English

Submitter:

Roman Fasel

Date Deposited:

03 Sep 2020 15:34

Last Modified:

03 Sep 2020 15:34

Publisher DOI:

10.1021/jacs.0c03635

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.146332

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/146332

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