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Preparation of Tetrabenzo[4.4.2]undecastarphene by On-Surface Synthesis

Andrej Jancarik 1 Nguyen Khanh Hung 1 Dmitry Skidin Francesca Moresco André Gourdon 1
1 CEMES-GNS - Groupe NanoSciences
CEMES - Centre d'élaboration de matériaux et d'études structurales
Abstract : A large dissymmetric starphene molecule, the tetrabenzo[a,c,u,w]naphtho[2,3-l]nonaphene, can be obtained by first preparing a soluble precursor which is then sublimated on a Au(111) surface in ultra-high vacuum. In a second step, controlled annealings from 200°C to 275°C initiate two successive cyclodehydrogenation steps with the formation of 3 new carbon-carbon bonds. A second conformer is also stable enough during the annealing step to give another compound in similar yield, the benzodibenzo[7,8,9,10]naphthaceno[2,1-h]phenanthro[9,10p]hexaphene. The formation of this more hindered species stresses the importance of strong molecule-surface interactions during the cyclodehydrogenations steps of these large polyaromatic hydrocarbons.
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Andrej Jancarik, Nguyen Khanh Hung, Dmitry Skidin, Francesca Moresco, André Gourdon. Preparation of Tetrabenzo[4.4.2]undecastarphene by On-Surface Synthesis. ChemPlusChem, Wiley, 2021, ⟨10.1002/cplu.202100112⟩. ⟨hal-03200377⟩

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