Stitching up the Belt[n]arenes

Yunyan Qiu, Hongliang Chen, Yuanning Feng, Margaret E. Schott, J. Fraser Stoddart*

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A synthetic strategy reported recently in the Journal of the American Chemical Society by Wang and coworkers, who used laser irradiation in the final key step of the synthesis, has led to the formation of highly strained belt[8]arene derivatives. This breakthrough could open doors to more controlled and precise syntheses of zigzag carbon nanotubes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)826-829
Number of pages4
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 9 2020

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Chemistry
  • Biochemistry
  • Environmental Chemistry
  • General Chemical Engineering
  • Biochemistry, medical
  • Materials Chemistry


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