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Angewandte Chemie: Switching between local and global aromaticity

Great news! Our paper on a new molecular design concept for organic battery electrodes based on π‐conjugated macrocycles has been accepted.

We report highly stable organic battery electrode materials using the conjugated macrocycle []paracyclophane‐1,9,17,25‐tetraene (PCT). The compound can stabilize both the neutral and reduced state by aromaticity, enabling batteries with extraordinarily stable cycling performance and outstanding performance under fast‐charge/discharge conditions.

Congratulations to first authors Simon Eder and Dong-Joo Yoo!

We would like to thank all collaborators, in particular Prof. Jang Wook Choi at Seoul National University.

Read the open access paper here.

S. Eder, D.-J. Yoo, W. Nogala, M. Pletzer, A. Santana Bonilla, A. J. P. White, K. E. Jelfs, M. Heeney, J. W. Choi,* F. Glöcklhofer,* Switching between Local and Global Aromaticity in a Conjugated Macrocycle for High-Performance Organic Sodium-Ion Battery Anodes, Angew. Chem., Int. Ed. 2020, early view, DOI:10.1002/anie.202003386


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