Towards the Synthesis of Isocoronene
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The concept of aromaticity and its implications are fundamentally important to a wide range of applied sciences involving organic molecules. Isocoronene is unique among polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, classified as a non-benzenoid corannulene. Isocoronene has been used as a model compound for computational studies into aromaticity and may provide the first example of a superaromatic molecule. The thesis describes synthetic strategies and experimental work towards the synthesis of isocoronene.