B.Sc., Wuhan University, 1997; M. Sc., Changchun Institute of Applied Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 2000; Ph.D., Max-Planck Institute for Polymer Research, 2004; Project leader, Max-Planck Institute for Polymer Research, 2004-2005; Postdoctoral, University of California at Los Angeles, 2005-2007.
Novel aromatic systems and materials & Supramolecular Chemistry
Ref: C. Liu et al. Macrocyclic Polyradicaloids with Unusual Super-ring Structure and Global Aromaticity. Chem 2018, 4, 1586-1595.
We describe the challenging synthesis of two macrocyclic polyradicaloids. They exhibit long-sought “annulene-within-an-annulene” super-ring structure and unusual global aromaticity with individual inner/outer rings following Hückel’s rule in singlet state and Baird’s rule in triplet state.