DOI: 10.1055/s-0036-1590872
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Synthesis and Properties of Nitrogen-Containing Curved Heterosuperbenzene

Yubai Shi*, Cheng Li, Shaohua Ma, Yin Zhang
  • School of Medical Technology, Ningbo College of Health Sciences, Xuefu Road No. 51, Ningbo 315100, P. R. of China   Email:
This work was supported by the Soft Science Fund Project of the Ningbo Science and Technology Bureau, China (2015A10052).
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Publication History

Received: 15 May 2017

Accepted after revision: 19 July 2017

Publication Date:
16 August 2017 (eFirst)


A novel nitrogen-functionalized curved superbenzene was prepared via oxidative cyclodehydrogenation of a suitable hexaarylbenzene precursor under mild conditions. The spectroscopic and electrochemical properties are detailed here and compared with those of permethoxylated hexa-peri-hexabenzocoronene. The crystal structure analysis confirmed that the molecule has an unequal ‘double-concave’ aromatic core due to the inclusion of a pyrimidine subunit and the steric encumbrance of the methoxy groups at the periphery.

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