Heterosuperbenzenes:  A New Family of Nitrogen-Functionalized, Graphitic Molecules

A versatile synthetic route has been demonstrated to provide a series of soluble, fused polyaromatic C,N-molecules, with tunable optical and electronic properties and ligand functionality. The N-functionalized heterosuperbenzene, <b>1</b>, is the founding member of this new family of active graphitic substructures.