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Pure Appl. Chem., 2008, Vol. 80, No. 3, pp. 519-532

Synthesis and properties of annulenic subunits of graphyne and graphdiyne nanoarchitectures

Michael M. Haley

Department of Chemistry and the Materials Science Institute, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR 97403-1253, USA

Abstract: This report describes the synthetic strategies toward and optoelectronic properties of substructures of the non-natural, planar carbon networks graphyne and graphdiyne, which are based on the dehydrobenzo[12]annulene and dehydrobenzo[18]annulene framework, respectively.