Akiko Yagi, Yasutomo Segawa, and Kenichiro Itami
J. Am. Chem. Soc. ASAP. DOI: 10.1021/ja300001g
The first synthesis of a p-extended carbon nanoring, cyclo-1,4-naphthylene (CN), has been achieved. Careful structure-property analyses uncovered a number of unique features of CN that are quite different from those of CPP, a simple carbon nanoring.