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CARBON NANOMATERIALS

Buckling up zigzag nanobelts

The first two examples of zigzag carbon nanobelts have been reported. These compounds have been elusive targets for synthetic chemists for 35 years, but strategic structural modifications and mastering challenging multi-step syntheses finally brought success.

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Fig. 1: Carbon nanobelts (CNBs).
Fig. 2: The syntheses and structure of zigzag carbon nanobelts.

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Esser, B., Hermann, M. Buckling up zigzag nanobelts. Nat. Chem. 13, 209–211 (2021). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41557-021-00642-0

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