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                The paper on thia-doped Nanobelt is published in Angewandte Chemie International Edition


 A family of sulphur-embedded hydrocarbon belts, [n]cyclothianthrenes, were successfully constructed and characterized. The reported synthetic strategy allows access to not only the smallest and most strained cyclothianthrene, but also unprecedented chiral belts including a Möbius strip. Further studies reveal these belt-like molecules are redox-active and potential materials for host-guest chemistry.


Shenghua Wang, Jun Yuan, Jialin Xie, Zonghuan Lu, Long Jiang, Yingxiao Mu, Yanping Huo, Yoshitaka Tsuchido, and Kelong Zhu, Sulphur-Embedded Hydrocarbon Belts: The Synthesis, Structure and Redox Chemistry of Cyclothianthrenes, Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 2021, DOI: 10.1002/anie.202104054.

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