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Dewar Benzenoids Discovered In Carbon Nanobelts
preprintsubmitted on 10.01.2020, 20:25 and posted on 13.01.2020, 21:40 by Magnus Hanson-Heine, David Rogers, Simon Woodward, Jonathan D Hirst
Here we report the discovery that isomers containing two Dewar benzenoid rings are the preferred form for several sizes of cyclacene. The predicted lower polyradical character and higher singlet-triplet stability that these isomers possess compared with their pure benzenoid counterparts suggests that they may be more stable synthetic targets than the structures which have previously been identified.
Read the published paper
in The Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters