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Institute of Organic Chemistry

Prof. Z. Wang: "Molecular Carbon Imides"

Date: 10/23/2023, 5:15 PM - 6:15 PM
Category: Vortrag
Location: Hubland Süd, Geb. C3 (Zentralbau Chemie), HS C
Organizer: Universität Würzburg
Speaker: Prof. Zhaohui Wang

Organisch-chemisches Kolloquium

The Institute of Organic Chemistry invites to the lecture of

Prof. Dr. Zhaohui Wang, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China

who will be talking about:

 "Molecular Carbon Imides"


The creation and development of new forms of nanocarbons have fundamentally transformed the scientific landscape in the past three decades. As new members of nanocarbon family with accurate size, shape and edge-structures, molecular carbon imides (IMCs) have shown unexpected and unique properties. Particularly, the imide functionalization strategy has endowed these rylene-based molecular carbons with fascinating “3S” characteristics: (1) synthetic flexibility, (2) striking properties, and (3) superior processibility. This talk will focus on the promising library of tailor-made MCIs with rigidly conjugated π-architectures, ranging from 1D graphene nanoribbons and 2D graphene nanosheets to quasi-3D graphene nano-frames, and even to cross-dimensional molecular carbons. Although MCIs have achieved substantial progress as functional components for exploration of the charge transport, photo-electric conversion, and chiral luminescence properties, they are far from unleashing their full potential.


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  3. Wei Jiang, Yan Li, and Zhaohui Wang*, Acc. Chem. Res. 2014, 47, 3135–3147