Graphene synthesis: nanoribbons from the bottom-up (News & Views)

C. Scott Hartley*
Nat. Chem. 2014, 6, 91–92
https://doi.org/10.1038/nchem.1845

Abstract

The organic synthesis of graphene nanostructures requires exceptionally efficient chemistry and is made more challenging by difficulties in characterization and processing. Now, solution-dispersible graphene nanoribbons have been synthesized on the gram scale.