Front Cover: Insights into the Scholl Coupling Reaction: A Key Transformation of Relevance to the Synthesis of Graphenes and Related Systems

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The cover picture shows the structures that are obtained from the Scholl-type dehydrogenative coupling of 4,10-di-substituted chrysene derivatives using 2,3-dichloro-5,6-dicyano-1,4-benzoquinone (DDQ) in the presence of trifluoroacetic acid. The unexpected outcomes of these reactions (including hydroxylative dimerisation) are supported by single-crystal X-ray structure determinations and probed by DFT calculations. A mechanistic rational, which involves the generation of radical-cation intermediates, is presented in order to explain the varied nature of the products

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Original languageEnglish
TypeVery Important Paper
PublisherJohn Wiley & Sons Ltd
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 2017