Another work by prof. Daniel Gryko and colleagues at Angewandte Chemie International Edition

15 April 2021

This time the team of Prof. Daniela Gryko proved that what has been successful on the surface so far ( is also possible with the power of “wet chemistry” in the flask. Nitrogen-doped nanographene based on pyrrole[3,2-b]pyrrole was obtained in a multimilligram scale, which allowed for the first time to be fully characterized by such analytical techniques as nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR), cyclic voltammetry (CV) or X-ray structural (X-ray). The structural analysis confirmed that the compound presented in the article has a “bucky-bowl” conformation, and the quantum-chemical calculations performed indicate a very low energy barrier for bowl inversion. In addition, curved nanografen exhibits interesting physicochemical properties, e.g. very low oxidation potential and emission in the range of red light.