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Organic analogues of graphene

Chemists have long aspired to synthesize two-dimensional polymers that are fully conjugated — an attribute that imparts potentially useful properties. Just such a material has been prepared using a solid-state polymerization reaction.

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Figure 1: Synthesis of a two-dimensional conjugated aromatic polymer.

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Ebrahimi, M., Rosei, F. Organic analogues of graphene. Nature 542, 423–424 (2017). https://doi.org/10.1038/nature21503

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