News&Views Article by dr. Przemysław Gaweł and dr. hab. Cina Foroutan-Nejad in Nature

30 November 2023

Dr. Gaweł and dr. hab. Foroutan-Nejad comment on the discovery of three novel carbon allotropes, termed cyclocarbons. Discovery of these allotropes, specifically the aromatic C10, C14, and the antiaromatic C16, represent a significant advancement in the field of organic chemistry. Aromaticity is a cornerstone concept in this discipline, and the unique structure of these cyclocarbons, featuring double aromatic or double antiaromatic rings, makes them a subject of great interest. This article delves into the background and significance of these findings, highlighting their potential impact on future research and applications.

P. Gaweł, C. Foroutan-Nejad, „Carbon rings push limits of chemical theories”, Nature