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Pure Appl. Chem., 2008, Vol. 80, No. 3, pp. 533-546

Nonplanar aromatic compounds. Part 10: A strategy for the synthesis of aromatic belts-all wrapped up or down the tubes?

Tieguang Yao, Hao Yu, Rudolf J. Vermeij and Graham J. Bodwell

Department of Chemistry, Memorial University, St. John's, NL A1B 3X7, Canada

Abstract: A strategy for the synthesis of cyclophenacene-type aromatic belts (or armchair nanotube segments) that relies upon a valence isomerization/dehydrogenation reaction is described, and progress toward achieving this goal is presented.