A practical one-pot synthesis of soluble hexa-peri-hexabenzocoronene and isolation of its cation-radical salt.

@article{Rathore2003APO,
  title={A practical one-pot synthesis of soluble hexa-peri-hexabenzocoronene and isolation of its cation-radical salt.},
  author={Rajendra Rathore and Carrie L Burns},
  journal={The Journal of organic chemistry},
  year={2003},
  volume={68 10},
  pages={4071-4}
}
A simple and practical synthesis of soluble hexa-peri-hexabenzocoronene (HBC) from readily available hexaphenylbenzene (HPB) is described. In this simple procedure, the substitution of the free para positions of the propeller-shaped HPB with tert-butyl groups and the oxidative cyclodehydrogenation to planar HBC is achieved in a one-pot reaction using ferric… CONTINUE READING