The Versatile Synthesis and Self-Assembly of Star-Type Hexabenzocoronenes

Jishan Wu, Mark D. Watson, Klaus Müllen

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An insoluble disclike building block hexa(4-iodophenyl)-peri-hexabenzocoronene (see picture) was synthesized in an efficient way, and subsequent functionalization led to a series of soluble, star-type hexabenzocoronenes (HBCs), all showing remarkable self-assembly behavior: 1) highly ordered liquid-crystalline materials, 2) dendronized HBCs, and 3) triarylamine-substituted HBCs.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5329-5333
Number of pages5
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Issue number43
StatePublished - Nov 10 2003


  • Cross-coupling
  • Liquid crystals
  • Polycycles
  • Self-assembly
  • X-ray diffraction

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • General Chemistry


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