Taming and unleashing the reactivity of nanographene π-radicals

Monday 25 September 2023, 2 pm

Open-shell nanographenes are envisioned as promising future materials, in which spin interactions between unpaired electrons enable control of quantum information or induce magnetism, features sought-after in spintronics and quantum molecular science. Our research team designs and develops methods to make synthetic nanographene π-radicals and explore the fundamental aspects of their properties and reactivity. We utilize the presence of unpaired electrons in conceptually two different ways: we use it to create function as well as a synthetic tool to access complex graphene-based nanostructures, which requires development of synthetic strategies to control the reactivity of these systems. The presentation will include our recent demonstrations1–3 of these concepts.

1.    D. Čavlović, D. Häussinger, O. Blacque, P. Ravat, M. Juríček, JACS Au 2022, 2, 1616–1626.
2.    L. Valenta, M. Mayländer, P. Kappeler, O. Blacque, T. Šolomek, S. Richert, M. Juríček, Chem. Commun. 2022, 58, 3019–3022.
3.    P. Ravat, T. Šolomek, D. Häussinger, O. Blacque, M. Juríček, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2018, 140, 10839–10847.

Figure Lecture M. Juricek 25-9-23
Monday 25 September 2023, 2 pm
Professor Michal Juríček (University of Zurich)