The multiradical character of one- and two-dimensional graphene nanoribbons

Felix Plasser, Hasan Pašalic̈, Martin H. Gerzabek, Florian Libisch, Rafael Reiter, Joachim Burgdörfer, Thomas Müller, Ron Shepard, Hans Lischka

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When is an acene stable? The pronounced multiradical character of graphene nanoribbons of different size and shape was investigated with high-level multireference methods. Quantitative information based on the number of effectively unpaired electrons leads to specific estimates of the chemical stability of graphene nanostructures.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2581-2584
Number of pages4
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Issue number9
StatePublished - Feb 25 2013


  • chemical stability
  • graphene
  • multiradical character
  • multireference methods
  • quantum chemistry


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