Full Publication List of Akimitsu Narita


Original Publications


  • 152. Y. Gu, V. Vega-Mayoral, S. Garcia-Orrit, D. Schollmeyer, A. Narita, J. Cabanillas-González, Z. Qiu, K. Müllen, Cove-Edged Hexa-peri-hexabenzo-bis-peri-octacene: Molecular Conformations and Amplified Spontaneous Emission. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2022, Early View, e202201088

  • 151. T. Liu, B. Carles, C. Elias, C. Tonnelé, D. Medina-Lopez, A. Narita, Y. Chassagneux, C. Voisin, D. Beljonne, S. Campidelli, L. Rondin, J.-S. Lauret, Vibronic fingerprints in the luminescence of graphene quantum dots at cryogenic temperature. J. Chem. Phys. 2022, in press, DOI: 10.1063/1065.0083282.

  • 150. A. Götz, X.-Y. Wang, A. Ruini, W. Zheng, P. Soltani, R. Graf, A. Tries, J. Li, C.-A. Palma, E. Molinari, M. R. Hansen, H. I. Wang,* D. Prezzi,* K. Müllen,* A. Narita,* Band structure modulation by methoxy-functionalization of graphene nanoribbons. J. Mater. Chem. C 2022, Advance Article, DOI: 10.1039/D1031TC05695F. (Themed collection: Journal of Materials Chemistry C HOT Papers)

  • 149. X. Yu, S. Fu, M. Mandal, X. Yao, Z. Liu, W. Zheng, P. Samorì, A. Narita, K. Müllen, D. Andrienko, M. Bonn, H. I. Wang, Tuning interfacial charge transfer in atomically precise nanographene–graphene heterostructures by engineering van der Waals interactions. J. Chem. Phys. 2022, 156, 074702.

  • 148. X. Xu, S. Gunasekaran, S. Renken, L. Ripani, D. Schollmeyer, W. Kim, M. Marcaccio, A. Musser,* A. Narita,* Synthesis and Characterizations of 5,5′-Bibenzo[rst]pentaphene with Axial Chirality and Symmetry-Breaking Charge Transfer. Adv. Sci. 2022, 9, 2200004. (Special Issue: Functional Carbon-Rich Materials — Anniversary Issue for Klaus Müllen)

  • 147. T. Liu, C. Tonnelé, S. Zhao, L. Rondin, C. Elias, D. Medina-Lopez, H. Okuno, A. Narita, Y. Chassagneux, C. Voisin, S. Campidelli, D. Beljonne, J.-S. Lauret, Vibronic effect and influence of aggregation on the photophysics of graphene quantum dots. Nanoscale 2022, Advance Article, DOI: 10.1039/D1031NR08279E.

  • 146. X. Zhang, F. Gärisch, Z. Chen, Y. Hu, Z. Wang, Y. Wang, L. Xie, J. Chen, J. Li, J. V. Barth, A. Narita, E. List-Kratochvil, K. Müllen, C.-A. Palma, Self-assembly and photoinduced fabrication of conductive nanographene wires on boron nitride. Nat. Commun. 2022, 13, 442.

  • 145. Z. Liu, Y. Hu, W. Zheng, C. Wang, W. Baaziz, F. Richard, O. Ersen, M. Bonn, H. I. Wang, A. Narita, A. Ciesielski, K. Müllen, P. Samorì, Untying the Bundles of Solution-Synthesized Graphene Nanoribbons for Highly Capacitive Micro-Supercapacitors. Adv. Funct. Mater. 2022Early View, 2109543.

  • 144. E. Jin, S. Fu, H. Hanayama, M. A. Addicoat, W. Wei, Q. Chen, R. Graf, K. Landfester, M. Bonn, K. A. I. Zhang,* H. I. Wang,* K. Müllen,* A. Narita,* A Nanographene-Based Two-Dimensional Covalent Organic Framework as a Stable and Efficient Photocatalyst. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed202261, e202114059.

  • 143. H. ZhaoX. Xu, L. Zhou, Y. Hu, Y. Huang, A. Narita,* Water-Soluble Nanoparticles with Twisted Double [7]Carbohelicene for Lysosome-Targeted Cancer Photodynamic Therapy. Small 202218, 2105365 (Invited contribution to Rising Stars series).

  • 142. G. M. Paternò, Q. Chen, R. Muñoz-Mármol, M. Guizzardi, V. Bonal, R. Kabe, A. J. Barker, P. G. Boj, S. Chatterjee, Y. Ie, J. M. Villalvilla, J. A. Quintana, F. Scotognella, K. Müllen, M. A. Díaz-García,* A. Narita,* G. Lanzani,* Excited states engineering enables efficient near-infrared lasing in nanographenes. Mater. Horiz20229, 393–404.


  • 141. Z. Liu, H. Qiu, S. Fu, C. Wang, X. Yao, A. G. Dixon, S. Campidelli, E. Pavlica, G. Bratina, S. Zhao, L. Rondin, J.-S. Lauret, A. Narita, M. Bonn, K. Müllen, A. Ciesielski, H. I. Wang, P. Samorì, Solution-Processed Graphene–Nanographene van der Waals Heterostructures for Photodetectors with Efficient and Ultralong Charge Separation. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2021143, 17109–17116.

  • 140. Q. Sun, Y. Yan, X. Yao, K. Müllen, A. Narita, R. Fasel, P. Ruffieux, Evolution of the Topological Energy Band in Graphene Nanoribbons. J. Phys. Chem. Lett202112, 8679–8684.

  • 139. E. Jin, Q. Yang, C.-W. Ju, Q. Chen, K. Landfester, M. Bonn,* K. Müllen,* X. Liu,* A. Narita,* A Highly Luminescent Nitrogen-Doped Nanographene as an Acid- and Metal-Sensitive Fluorophore for Optical Imaging. J. Am. Chem. Soc2021143, 10403–10412. (Highlighted in Synfacts, 2021, 17, 1093.)

  • 138. A. Maghsoumi, U. Beser, X. Feng, A. Narita, K. Müllen, C. Castiglioni, M. Tommasini, Raman spectroscopy of holey nanographene C216. J. Raman Spectrosc. 2021, 52, 2301–2316. (Special Issue: Memorial Issue ‐ Professor Derek Long (1925‐2020))

  • 137. L. Jin, N. Bilbao, Y. Lv, X.-Y. Wang, P. Soltani, K. S. Mali, A. Narita, S. De Feyter, K. Müllen, Z. Chen, 2D self-assembly and electronic characterization of oxygen–boron–oxygen-doped chiral graphene nanoribbons. Chem. Commun. 2021, 57, 6031–6034.

  • 136. S. Mishra, X. Yao, Q. Chen, K. Eimre, O. Gröning, R. Ortiz, M. D. Giovannantonio, J. C. Sancho-García, J. Fernández-Rossier, C. A. Pignedoli, K. Müllen, P. Ruffieux, A. Narita,* R. Fasel,* Giant magnetic exchange coupling in rhombus-shaped nanographenes with zigzag periphery. Nature Chem. 202113, 581–586.

  • 135. J. Hong, X. Xiao, H. Liu, L. Fu, X.-C. Wang, L. Zhou, X.-Y. Wang, Z. Qiu, X.-Y. Cao, A. Narita, K. Müllen, Y. Hu, X-shaped thiadiazole-containing double [7]heterohelicene with strong chiroptical response and π-stacked homochiral assembly. Chem. Commun. 2021, 57, 5566–5569.

  • 134. X. Xu, M. Di Giovannantonio, J. I. Urgel, C. A. Pignedoli, P. Ruffieux, K. Müllen,* R. Fasel,* A. Narita,* On-surface activation of benzylic C-H bonds for the synthesis of pentagon-fused graphene nanoribbons. Nano Res202114, 4754–4759.

  • 133. G. Zhang, J. Tan, L. Zhou, C. Liu, J. Liu, Y. Zou, A. Narita, Y. Hu, S-Shaped Double Helicene Diimides: Synthesis, Self-Assembly, and Mechanofluorochromism. Org. Lett202123, 6183–6188. (Selected as the Cover)

  • 132. J. Weippert, P. Huber, J. Hauns, A. Narita, K. Müllen, K. Y. Amsharov, A. Böttcher, M. M. Kappes, Comparative Study of Direct and Graphite-Mediated Oxidation of Large PAHs. J. Phys. Chem. C 2021125, 8163–8176.

  • 131. X. Yao, W. Zheng, S. Osella, Z. Qiu, S. Fu, D. Schollmeyer, B. Müller, D. Beljonne, M. Bonn, H. I. Wang, K. Müllen,* A. Narita,* Synthesis of Nonplanar Graphene Nanoribbon with Fjord Edges. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2021, 143, 5654–5658.

  • 130. Z. Qiu, Q. Sun, S. Wang, G. B. Barin, B. Dumslaff, P. Ruffieux, K. Müllen,* A. Narita,* R. Fasel,* Exploring Intramolecular Methyl–Methyl Coupling on a Metal Surface for Edge-Extended Graphene Nanoribbons. Org. Mater. 2021, 3, 128–133. (Focus Issue: Peter Bäuerle 65th Birthday)

  • 129. Q. Chen, M. Baumgarten, M. Wagner, Y. Hu, I. C.-Y. Hou, A. Narita,* K. Müllen,* Dicyclopentaannelated Hexa-peri-hexabenzocoronenes with a Singlet Biradical Ground State. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2021, 60, 11300–11304. (Special collection: Siegfried Hünig´s 100th Birthday)

  • 128. Z. Qiu, C.-W. Ju, L. Frédéric, Y. Hu, D. Schollmeyer, G. Pieters,* K. Müllen,* A. Narita,* Amplification of Dissymmetry Factors in π-Extended [7]- and [9]Helicenes. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2021, 143, 4661–4667.

  • 127. X. Xu, A. Kinikar, M. D. Giovannantonio, P. Ruffieux, K. Müllen,* R. Fasel,* A. Narita,* On-Surface Synthesis of Dibenzohexacenohexacene and Dibenzopentaphenoheptaphene. Bull. Chem. Soc. Jpn. 202194, 997–999. (Special collection: Frontiers of Molecular Science)

  • 126. P. P. Shinde, J. Liu, T. Dienel, O. Gröning, T. Dumslaff, M. Mühlinghaus, A. Narita, K. Müllen, C. A. Pignedoli, R. Fasel, P. Ruffieux, D. Passerone, Graphene nanoribbons with mixed cove-cape-zigzag edge structure. Carbon 2021175, 50–59.


  • 125. Y. Zhou, X. Tao, G. Chen, R. Lu, D. Wang, M.-X. Chen, E. Jin, J. Yang, H.-W. Liang, Y. Zhao, X. Feng, A. Narita,* K. Müllen,* Multilayer stabilization for fabricating high-loading single-atom catalysts. Nat. Commun202011, 5892.

  • 124. H. Chang, H. Liu, E. Dmitrieva, Q. Chen, J. Ma, P. He, P. Liu, A. A. Popov, X.-Y. Cao, X.-Y. Wang, Y. Zou, A. Narita, K. Müllen, H. Peng, Y. Hu, Furan-containing double tetraoxa[7]helicene and its radical cation​. Chem. Commun202056, 15181–15184.

  • 123. T. Dumslaff, Y. Gu, G. M. Paternò, Z. Qiu, A. Maghsoumi, M. Tommasini, X. Feng, F. Scotognella, A. Narita, K. Müllen, Hexa-peri-benzocoronene with two extra K-regions in an ortho-configuration. Chem. Sci. 2020, Advance Article, DOI: 10.1039/D1030SC04649C.

  • 122. Z. Liu, Z. Chen, C. Wang, H. I. Wang, M. Wuttke, X.-Y. Wang, M. Bonn, L. Chi, A. Narita,* K. Müllen,* Bottom-Up, On-Surface-Synthesized Armchair Graphene Nanoribbons for Ultra-High-Power Micro-Supercapacitors. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2020, 142, 17881–17886.

  • 121. A. Keerthi, C. Sánchez-Sánchez, O. Deniz, P. Ruffieux, D. Schollmeyer, X. Feng, A. Narita, R. Fasel, K. Müllen, On-surface Synthesis of a Chiral Graphene Nanoribbon with Mixed Edge Structure. Chem. Asian J. 2020, 15, 3807–3811. (Hot Topic: Carbon, Graphite, and Graphene)

  • 120. N. Cavani, M. De Corato, A. Ruini, D. Prezzi, E. Molinari, A. Lodi Rizzini, A. Rosi, R. Biagi, V. Corradini, X.-Y. Wang, X. Feng, A. Narita, K. Müllen, V. De Renzi, Nanoscale 2020, 12, 19681–19688.

  • 119. Z. Qiu, S. Asako,* Y. Hu, C.-W. Ju, T. Liu, L. Rondin, D. Schollmeyer, J.-S. Lauret, K. Müllen,* A. Narita,* Negatively Curved Nanographene with Heptagonal and [5]Helicene Units. J. Am. Chem. Soc2020142, 14814–14819.

  • 118. H. Hou, X.-J. Zhao, C. Tang, Y.-Y. Ju, Z.-Y. Deng, X.-R. Wang, L.-B. Feng, D.-H. Lin, X. Hou, A. Narita, K. Müllen, Y.-Z. Tan, Synthesis and assembly of extended quintulene. Nat. Commun. 2020, 11, 3976.

  • 117. M. Dillenburger, Z. Qiu,* C.-W. Ju, B. Müller, S. Morsbach, D. Schollmeyer, A. Narita,* K. Müllen,* From Hexaphenylbenzene to 1,2,3,4,5,6-Hexacyclohexylcyclohexane. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2020, 142, 12916–12920. (Correction published: J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2020, 142, 17810.)

  • 116. Q. Sun, X. Yao, O. Gröning, K. Eimre, C. A. Pignedoli, K. Müllen, A. Narita,* R. Fasel, P. Ruffieux,* Coupled Spin States in Armchair Graphene Nanoribbons with Asymmetric Zigzag Edge Extensions. Nano Lett202020, 6429–6436.

  • 115. M. Di Giovannantonio,* Q. Chen, J. I. Urgel, P. Ruffieux, C. A. Pignedoli, K. Müllen,* A. Narita,* R. Fasel,* On-Surface Synthesis of Oligo(indenoindene). J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2020, 142, 12925–12929.

  • 114. P. Han, X. Yao, K. Müllen, A. Narita, M. Bonn, E. Cánovas, Size-dependent electron transfer from atomically defined nanographenes to metal oxide nanoparticles. Nanoscale 2020, 12, 16046–16052.

  • 113. I. C.-Y. Hou, F. Berger, A. Narita,* K. Müllen,* S. Hecht,* Proton‐Gated Ring‐Closure of a Negative Photochromic Azulene‐Based Diarylethene. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed202059, 18532–18536.

  • 112. M. Di Giovannantonio,* X. Yao, K. Eimre, J. I. Urgel, P. Ruffieux, C. A. Pignedoli,* K. Müllen,* R. Fasel, A. Narita,* Large-Cavity Coronoids with Different Inner and Outer Edge Structures. J. Am. Chem. Soc2020142, 12046–12050.

  • 111. A. Baun, Z. Wang, S. Morsbach, Z. Qiu, A. Narita, G. Fytas, K. Müllen, Rigidification of Poly(p-phenylene)s through ortho-Phenyl Substitution. Macromolecules 2020, 53, 5756–5762. (Selected as the Supplementary Cover)

  • 110. Z. Zhou, L. Fu, Y. Hu, X.-Y. Wang, Z. Wei, A. Narita, K. Müllen, M. A. Petrukhina, Compressing Double [7]Helicene by Successive Charging with Electrons. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2020, 59, 15923–15927.

  • 109. I. C.-Y. Hou, Q. Sun, K. Eimre, M. Di Giovannantonio, J. I. Urgel, P. Ruffieux, A. Narita,* R. Fasel,* K. Müllen,* On-Surface Synthesis of Unsaturated Carbon Nanostructures with Regularly Fused Pentagon–Heptagon Pairs. J. Am. Chem. Soc2020142, 10291–10296. (Selected as the Supplementary Cover)

  • 108. Z. Liu, H. Qiu, C. Wang, Z. Chen, B. Zyska, A. Narita, A. Ciesielski, S. Hecht, L. Chi, K. Müllen, P. Samorì, Photomodulation of Charge Transport in All-Semiconducting 2D–1D van der Waals Heterostructures with Suppressed Persistent Photoconductivity Effect. Adv. Mater. 2020, 32, 2001268.

  • 107. M. El Abbassi, M. L. Perrin, G. B. Barin, S. Sangtarash, J. Overbeck, O. Braun, C. J. Lambert, Q. Sun, T. Prechtl, A. Narita, K. Müllen, P. Ruffieux, H. Sadeghi, R. Fasel, M. Calame, Controlled Quantum Dot Formation in Atomically Engineered Graphene Nanoribbon Field-Effect Transistor. ACS Nano 2020, 14, 5754–5762.

  • 106. J. Weippert, J. Hauns, J. Bachmann, J.-F. Greisch, A. Narita, K. Müllen, A. Böttcher, M. M. Kappes, Oligomerization of Dehydrogenated Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons on Highly Oriented Pyrolytic Graphite. J. Phys. Chem. C 2020, 124, 8236–8246.

  • 105. C. Sonnenschein, C. P. Ender, F. Wang, D. Schollmeyer, X. Feng, A. Narita, K. Müllen, Oligophenyls with Multiple Disulfide Bridges as Higher Homologues of Dibenzo[c,e][1,2]dithiin: Synthesis and Application in Lithium-Ion Batteries. Chem. – Eur. J. 2020, 26, 8007–8011.

  • 104. A. Riss, M. Richter, A. P. Paz, X.-Y. Wang, R. Raju, Y. He, J. Ducke, E. Corral, M. Wuttke, K. Seufert, M. Garnica, A. Rubio, J. V. Barth, A. Narita, K. Müllen, R. Berger, X. Feng, C.-A. Palma, W. Auwärter, Polycyclic aromatic chains on metals and insulating layers by repetitive [3+2] cycloadditions. Nat. Commun202011, 1490.

  • 103. A. Tries, N. Richter, Z. Chen, A. Narita, K. Müllen, H. I. Wang, M. Bonn, M. Kläui, Hysteresis in graphene nanoribbon field-effect devices. Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 2020, 22, 5667–5672.

  • 102. S. Scherb, A. Hinaut, R. Pawlak, J. G. Vilhena, Y. Liu, S. Freund, Z. Liu, X. Feng, K. Müllen, T. Glatzel, A. Narita, E. Meyer, Giant thermal expansion of a two-dimensional supramolecular network triggered by alkyl chain motion. Commun. Mater. 2020, 1, 8.

  • 101. N. Richter, Z. Chen, A. Tries, T. Prechtl, A. Narita, K. Müllen, K. Asadi, M. Bonn, M. Kläui, Charge transport mechanism in networks of armchair graphene nanoribbons. Sci. Rep. 2020, 10, 1988.

  • 100. M. Di Giovannantonio, A. Keerthi, J. I. Urgel, M. Baumgarten, X. Feng, P. Ruffieux, A. Narita, R. Fasel, K. Müllen, On-Surface Dehydro-Diels–Alder Reaction of Dibromo-bis(phenylethynyl)benzene. J. Am. Chem. Soc2020142, 1721–1725.

  • 99. S. Zhao, G. B. Barin, T. Cao, J. Overbeck, R. Darawish, T. Lyu, S. Drapcho, S. Wang, T. Dumslaff, A. Narita, M. Calame, K. Müllen, S. G. Louie, P. Ruffieux, R. Fasel, F. Wang, Optical Imaging and Spectroscopy of Atomically Precise Armchair Graphene Nanoribbons. Nano Lett. 202020, 1124–1130.


  • 98. Q. Chen, D. Schollmeyer, K. Müllen,* A. Narita,* Synthesis of Circumpyrene by Alkyne Benzannulation of Brominated Dibenzo[hi,st]ovalene. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2019141, 19994–19999.

  • 97. F. Lombardi, A. Lodi, J. Ma, J. Liu, M. Slota, A. Narita, W. K. Myers, K. Müllen, X. Feng, L. Bogani, Quantum units from the topological engineering of molecular graphenoids. Science 2019366, 1107–1110.

  • 96. X. Jia, M. Hu, K. Soundarapandian, X. Yu, Z. Liu, Z. Chen, A. Narita, K. Müllen, F. H. L. Koppens, J. Jiang, K.-J. Tielrooij, M. Bonn, H. I. Wang, Kinetic Ionic Permeation and Interfacial Doping of Supported Graphene. Nano Lett. 201919, 9029–9036.

  • 95. I. C.-Y. Hou, A. Narita,* K. Müllen,* Stepwise Lateral Extension of Phenyl-Substituted Linear Polyphenylenes. Macromol. Chem. Phys. 2019221, 1900374. (Selected as the Front CoverSpecial Issue: 100 Years of Macromolecular Chemistry)

  • 94. X. Liu, S.-Y. Chen, Q. Chen, X. Yao, M. Gelléri, S. Ritz, S. Kumar, C. Cremer, K. Landfester, K. Müllen, S. H. Parekh, A. Narita, M. Bonn, Nanographenes: Ultrastable, Switchable, and Bright Probes for Super-Resolution Microscopy. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 202059, 496–502.

  • 93. Q. Sun, I. C.-Y. Hou, K. Eimre, C. A. Pignedoli, P. Ruffieux, A. Narita,* R. Fasel,* On-surface synthesis of polyazulene with 2,6-connectivity. Chem. Commun. 201955, 13466–13469.

  • 92. J. Overbeck, G. Borin Barin, C. Daniels, M. L. Perrin, L. Liang, O. Braun, R. Darawish, B. Burkhardt, T. Dumslaff, X.-Y. Wang, A. Narita, K. Müllen, V. Meunier, R. Fasel, M. Calame, P. Ruffieux, Optimized Substrates and Measurement Approaches for Raman Spectroscopy of Graphene Nanoribbons. Phys. Status Solidi B 2019256, 1900343. (Hot Topic: Carbon, Graphite, and Graphene)

  • 91. P. Fantuzzi, A. Candini, Q. Chen, X. Yao, T. Dumslaff, N. Mishra, C. Coletti, K. Müllen, A. Narita, M. Affronte, Color Sensitive Response of Graphene/Graphene Quantum Dot Phototransistors. J. Phys. Chem. C 2019123, 26490–26497.

  • 90. Q. Chen, S. Thoms, S. Stöttinger, D. Schollmeyer, K. Müllen,* A. Narita,* T. Basché,* Dibenzo[hi,st]ovalene as Highly Luminescent Nanographene: Efficient Synthesis via Photochemical Cyclodehydroiodination, Optoelectronic Properties, and Single-Molecule Spectroscopy. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2019141, 16439–16449.

  • 89. J. Overbeck, G. B. Barin, C. Daniels, M. L. Perrin, O. Braun, Q. Sun, R. Darawish, M. De Luca, X.-Y. Wang, T. Dumslaff, A. Narita, K. Müllen, P. Ruffieux, V. Meunier, R. Fasel, M. Calame, A Universal Length-Dependent Vibrational Mode in Graphene Nanoribbons. ACS Nano 201913, 13083–13091.

  • 88. L. B. Dreier, Z. Liu, A. Narita, M. J. van Zadel, K. Müllen, K. J. Tielrooij, E. H. G. Backus, M. Bonn, Surface-Specific Spectroscopy of Water at a Potentiostatically Controlled Supported Graphene Monolayer. J. Phys. Chem. C 2019123, 24031–24038.

  • 87. Q. Chen, W. Zajaczkowski, J. Seibel, S. De Feyter, W. Pisula,* K. Müllen,* A. Narita,* Synthesis and helical supramolecular organization of discotic liquid crystalline dibenzo[hi,st]ovalene. J. Mater. Chem. C 20197, 12898–12906. (Invited contribution to themed collection: Journal of Materials Chemistry C Emerging Investigators)

  • 86. M. Wuttke, Z. Liu, H. Lu, A. Narita,* K. Müllen,* Direct Metal‐Free Chemical Vapor Deposition of Graphene Films on Insulating Substrates for Micro‐Supercapacitors with High Volumetric Capacitance. Batteries Supercaps20192, 929–933. (Selected as the front cover; Special collections: 2D Energy Storage Materials)

  • 85. Y. Hu, G. M. Paternò, X.-Y. Wang, X.-C. Wang, M. Guizzardi, Q. Chen, D. Schollmeyer, X.-Y. Cao, G. Cerullo, F. Scotognella, K. Müllen,* A. Narita,* π-Extended Pyrene-Fused Double [7]Carbohelicene as a Chiral Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbon. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2019141, 12797–12803.

  • 84. M. Di Giovannantonio,* K. Eimre, A. V. Yakutovich, Q. Chen, S. Mishra, J. I. Urgel, C. A. Pignedoli, P. Ruffieux, K. Müllen, A. Narita,* R. Fasel,* On-Surface Synthesis of Antiaromatic and Open-Shell Indeno[2,1‑b]fluorene Polymers and Their Lateral Fusion into Porous Ribbons. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2019141, 12346–12354.

  • 83. I. C.-Y. Hou, V. Diez-Cabanes, A. Galanti, M. Valášek, M. Mayor, J. Cornil, A. Narita,* P. Samorì,* K. Müllen,* Photomodulation of Two-Dimensional Self-Assembly of Azobenzene–Hexa-peri-hexabenzocoronene–Azobenzene Triads. ChemMater201931, 6979–6985. (Special issue: Professor Jean-Luc Brédas Festschrift)

  • 82. D. Rizzo, D. Prezzi, A. Ruini, V. Nagyte, A. Keerthi, A. Narita, U. Beser, F. Xu, Y. Mai, X. Feng, K. Müllen, E. Molinari, C. Casiraghi, Multiwavelength Raman spectroscopy of ultranarrow nanoribbons made by a solution-mediated bottom-up approach. Phys. Rev. B 2019, 100, 045406.

  • 81. J. I. Urgel, M. Di Giovannantonio, G. Gandus, Q. Chen, X. Liu, H. Hayashi, P. Ruffieux, S. Decurtins, A. Narita, D. Passerone, H. Yamada, S.-X. Liu, K. Müllen, C. A. Pignedoli, R. Fasel, Overcoming Steric Hindrance in Aryl‐Aryl Homocoupling via On‐Surface Copolymerization. ChemPhysChem 201920, 2360–2366. (Hot Topic: Surfaces and Interfaces)

  • 80. K. Xu, J. I. Urgel, K. Eimre, M. Di Giovannantonio, A. Keerthi, H. Komber, S. Wang, A. Narita, R. Berger, P. Ruffieux, C. A. Pignedoli, J. Liu, K. Müllen, R. Fasel, X. Feng, On-Surface Synthesis of a Nonplanar Porous Nanographene. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2019141, 7726–7730.

  • 79. T. Preis, C. Kick, A. Lex, D. Weiss, J. Eroms, A. Narita, Y. Hu, K. Müllen, K. Watanabe, T. Taniguchi, Graphene nanoribbons on hexagonal boron nitride: Deposition and transport characterization. Appl. Phys. Lett. 2019, 114, 173101.

  • 78. Q. Zhong, Y. Hu, K. Niu, H. Zhang, B. Yang, D. Ebeling, J. Tschakert, T. Cheng, A. Schirmeisen, A. Narita,* K. Müllen,* L. Chi,* Benzo-Fused Periacenes or Double Helicenes? Different Cyclodehydrogenation Pathways on Surface and in Solution. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2019141, 7399–7406.


  • 77. G. B. Barin, A. Fairbrother, L. Rotach, M. Bayle, M. Paillet, L. Liang, V. Meunier, R. Hauert, T. Dumslaff, A. Narita, K. Müllen, H. Sahabudeen, R. Berger, X. Feng, R. Fasel, P. Ruffieux, Surface-Synthesized Graphene Nanoribbons for Room Temperature Switching Devices: Substrate Transfer and ex Situ Characterization. ACS Appl. Nano Mater. 2019, 2, 2184–2192.

  • 76. P. Han, I. C.-Y. Hou, H. Lu, X.-Y. Wang, K. Müllen, M. Bonn, A. Narita, E. Cánovas, Chemisorption of Atomically Precise 42-Carbon Graphene Quantum Dots on Metal Oxide Films Greatly Accelerates Interfacial Electron Transfer. J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 201910, 1431–1436.

  • 75. X. Yao, X.-Y. Wang, C. Simpson, G. M. Paternò, M. Guizzardi, M. Wagner, G. Cerullo, F. Scotognella, M. D. Watson, A. Narita,* K. Müllen,* Regioselective Hydrogenation of a 60-Carbon Nanographene Molecule toward a Circumbiphenyl Core. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2019141, 4230–4234. (Highlighted in ChemistryViews)


  • 74. Q. Chen, D. Wang, M. Baumgarten, D. Schollmeyer, K. Müllen,* A. Narita,* Regioselective Bromination and Functionalization of Dibenzo[hi,st]ovalene as Highly Luminescent Nanographene with Zigzag Edges. Chem. Asian J. 2019, 14, 1703–1707. (Highlighted in ChemistryViewsSpecial Issue: π‐Conjugated Compounds for Molecular Materials)


  • 73. L. Martini, Z. Chen, N. Mishra, G. B. Barin, P. Fantuzzi, P. Ruffieux, R. Fasel, X. Feng, A. Narita, C. Coletti, K. Müllen, A. Candini, Structure-dependent electrical properties of graphene nanoribbon devices with graphene electrodes. Carbon 2019, 146, 36–43.



  • 72. J. Weippert, J. Hauns, J. Bachmann, A. Böttcher, X. Yao, B. Yang, A. Narita, K. Müllen, M. M. Kappes, A TPD-based determination of the graphite interlayer cohesion energy. J. Chem. Phys. 2018, 149, 194701.

  • 71. Y. Hu, D. Wang, M. Baumgarten, D. Schollmeyer, K. Müllen,* A. Narita,* Spiro-fused bis-hexa-peri-hexabenzocoronene. Chem. Commun. 2018, 54, 13575–13578.

    Graphical abstract: Spiro-fused bis-hexa-peri-hexabenzocoronene

  • 70. G. M. Paternò, L. Nicoli, Q. Chen, K. Müllen, A. Narita, G. Lanzani, F. Scotognella, Modulation of the Nonlinear Optical Properties of Dibenzo[hi,st]ovalene by Peripheral Substituents. J. Phys. Chem. C 2018, 122, 25007–25013.

  • 69. B. Limburg, J. O. Thomas, G. Holloway, H. Sadeghi, S. Sangtarash, I. C.-Y. Hou, J. Cremers, A. Narita, K. Müllen, C. J. Lambert, G. A. D. Briggs, J. A. Mol, H. L. Anderson, Anchor Groups for Graphene-Porphyrin Single-Molecule Transistors. Adv. Funct. Mater. 2018, 28, 1803629.

  • 68. H. A. Hafez, S. Kovalev, J.-C. Deinert, Z. Mics, B. Green, N. Awari, M. Chen, S. Germanskiy, U. Lehnert, J. Teichert, Z. Wang, K.-J. Tielrooij, Z. Liu, Z. Chen, A. Narita, K. Müllen, M. Bonn, M. Gensch, D. Turchinovich, Extremely efficient terahertz high-harmonic generation in graphene by hot Dirac fermions. Nature 2018, 561, 507–511.

  • 67. S. Zhao, J. Lavie, L. Rondin, L. Orcin-Chaix, C. Diederichs, P. Roussignol, Y. Chassagneux, C. Voisin, K. Müllen, A. Narita, S. Campidelli, J.-S. Lauret, Single photon emission from graphene quantum dots at room temperature. Nat. Commun. 2018, 9, 3470.

  • 66. O. Gröning, S. Wang, X. Yao, C. A. Pignedoli, G. Borin Barin, C. Daniels, A. Cupo, V. Meunier, X. Feng, A. Narita, K. Müllen, P. Ruffieux, R. Fasel, Engineering of robust topological quantum phases in graphene nanoribbons. Nature 2018, 560, 209–213. (Highlighted in News and Views, Nature, 2018, 557, 175–176.)

    Oliver Gröning, Shiyong Wang, Xuelin Yao, Carlo A. Pignedoli, Gabriela Borin Barin, Colin Daniels, Andrew Cupo, Vincent Meunier, Xinliang Feng, Akimitsu Narita, Klaus Müllen, Pascal Ruffieux & Roman FaselNature, 560, 2018, 209-213DOI : 10.1038/s41586-018-0375-9© Oliver Gröning
    © Oliver Gröning

  • 65. X.-Y. Wang, J. I. Urgel, G. B. Barin, K. Eimre, M. Di Giovannantonio, A. Milani, M. Tommasini, C. A. Pignedoli, P. Ruffieux, X. Feng, R. Fasel,* K. Müllen,* A. Narita,* Bottom-Up Synthesis of Heteroatom-Doped Chiral Graphene Nanoribbons. J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2018, 140, 9104–9107.


  • 64. Q. Chen, L. Brambilla, L. Daukiya, K. S. Mali, S. De Feyter, M. Tommasini, K. Müllen,* A. Narita,* Synthesis of Triply Fused Porphyrin-Nanographene Conjugates. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2018, 57, 11233–11237. (Highlighted in Synfacts, 2018, 14, 1032.)


  • 63. B. Dumslaff, M. Wagner, D. Schollmeyer, A. Narita, K. Müllen, A Phenylene-Bridged Cyclohexa-meta-phenylene as Hexa-peri-hexabenzocoronene Precursor. Chem.—Eur. J. 2018, 24, 11908–11910. (Special Issue: 7th EuCheMS Chemistry Congress, Liverpool)

  • 62. M. Slota, A. Keerthi, W. K. Myers, E. Tretyakov, M. Baumgarten, A. Ardavan, H. Sadeghi, C. J. Lambert, A. Narita, K. Müllen, L. Bogani, Magnetic Edge States, Spin Dynamics and Coherent Manipulation of Molecular Graphene Nanoribbons. Nature 2018, 557, 691–695. (Highlighted in News and Views, Nature, 2018, 557, 645–647.)

  • 61. Y. Hu, P. Xie, M. De Corato, A. Ruini, S. Zhao, F. Meggendorfer, L. A. Straasø, L. Rondin, P. Simon, J. Li, J. J. Finley, M. R. Hansen, J.-S. Lauret, E. Molinari, X. Feng, J. V. Barth, C.-A. Palma, D. Prezzi,* K. Müllen,* A. Narita,* Bandgap Engineering of Graphene Nanoribbons by Control over Structural Distortion. J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2018, 140, 7803–7809.


  • 60. M. Di Giovannantonio, J. I. Urgel, U. Beser, A. Yakutovich, J. Wilhelm, C. A. Pignedoli, P. Ruffieux, A. Narita, K. Müllen, R. Fasel, On-Surface Synthesis of Indenofluorene Polymers by Oxidative Five-Membered Ring Formation. J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2018, 140, 3532–3536.

  • 59. A. Hinaut, T. Meier, R. Pawlak, S. Freund, R. Jöhr, S. Kawai, T. Glatzel, S. Decurtins, K. Müllen, A. Narita, S.-X. Liu, E. Meyer, Electrospray deposition of structurally complex molecules revealed by atomic force microscopy. Nanoscale, 2018, 10, 1337–1344.



  • 58. X.-Y. Wang, Y. He, J. Björk, A. Riss, M. Richter, R. Rajesh, M. Garnica, F. Hennersdorf, J. J. Weigand, A. Narita, R. Berger, X. Feng, W. Auwärter, J. V. Barth, C.-A. Palma, K. Müllen, Exploration of pyrazine-embedded antiaromatic polycyclic hydrocarbons generated by solution and on-surface azomethine ylide homocoupling. Nat. Commun.,2017, 8, 1948.

  • 57. M. Di Giovannantonio, O. Deniz, J. I. Urgel, R. Widmer, T. Dienel, S. Stolz, C. Sánchez-Sánchez, M. Muntwiler, T. Dumslaff, R. Berger, A. Narita, X. Feng, K. Müllen, P. Ruffieux, R. Fasel, On-Surface Growth Dynamics of Graphene Nanoribbons: The Role of Halogen Functionalization. ACS Nano, 2018, 12, 74–81.

  • 56. A. Keerthi, B. Radha, D. Rizzo, H. Lu, V. Diez Cabanes, I. C.-Y. Hou, D. Beljonne, J. Cornil, C. Casiraghi, M. Baumgarten, K. Müllen,* A. Narita,* Edge Functionalization of Structurally Defined Graphene Nanoribbons for Modulating the Self-Assembled Structures. J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2017, 139, 16454–16457.

  • 55. R. Denk, A. Lodi Rizzini, S. Wang, M. Hohage, P. Zeppenfeld, J. Cai, R. Fasel, P. Ruffieux, R. Berger, Z. Chen, A. Narita, X. Feng, K. Muellen, R. Biagi, V. de Renzi, D. Prezzi, A. Ruini, A. Ferretti, Probing optical excitations in chevron-like armchair graphene nanoribbons. Nanoscale, 2017, 6, 18326–18333.

  • 54. J. P. Llinas, A. Fairbrother, G. Barin, P. Ruffieux, W. Shi, K. Lee, B. Y. Choi, R. Braganza, N. Kau, W. Choi, C. Chen, Z. Pedramrazi, T. Dumslaff, A. Narita, X. Feng, K. Müllen, F. Fischer, A. Zettl, M. Crommie, R. Fasel, J. Bokor, Short-Channel Field Effect Transistors with 9-Atom and 13-Atom wide Graphene Nanoribbons. Nat. Commun., 2017, 8, 633.

  • 53. D. M. Coles, Q. Chen, L. C. Flatten, J. M. Smith, K. Müllen,* A. Narita,* D. Lidzey,* Strong Exciton-Photon Coupling in a Nanographene Filled Microcavity. Nano Lett., 2017, 17, 5521–5525.

  • 52. S. Zhao, G. Borin Barin, L. Rondin, C. Raynaud, A. Fairbrother, T. Dumslaff, S. Campidelli, K. Müllen, A. Narita, C. Voisin, P. Ruffieux, R. Fasel, J.-S. Lauret, Optical Investigation of On-Surface Synthesized Armchair Graphene Nanoribbons. Phys. Status Solidi B, 2017, 254, 1700223.

  • 51. Y. Y. Broza, L. Har-Shai, R. Jeries, J. C. Cancilla, L. Glass-Marmor, I. Lejbkowicz, J. S. Torrecilla, X. Yao, X. Feng, A. Narita, K. Müllen, A. Miller, H. Haick, Exhaled Breath Markers for Non-Imaging and Non-Invasive Measures for Detection of Multiple Sclerosis. ACS Chem. Neurosci. 2017, 8, 2402–2413.

  • 50. Z. Chen, R. Berger, K. Müllen, A. Narita,* On-Surface Synthesis of Graphene Nanoribbons Through Solution-Processing of Monomers. Chem. Lett., 46, 1476–1478.

  • 49. B. Dumslaff, A. N. Reuss, M. Wagner, X. Feng, A. Narita, G. Fytas, K. Müllen, Covalently Interlocked Cyclohexa-m-phenylenes and their Assembly: En Route to Supramolecular 3D Carbon Nanostructures Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2017, 56, 10602–10606; Angew. Chem., 2017, 129, 10738–10742. (Highlighted in Research Highlights, Nature Nanotechnol., 2017, DOI: 10.1038/nnano.2017.193; Synfacts, 2017, 13, 0932.)

  • 48. Z. Chen, H. I. Wang, N. Bilbao, J. Teyssandier, T. Prechtl, N. Cavani, A. Tries, R. Biagi, V. De Renzi, X. Feng, M. Kläui, S. De Feyter, M. Bonn,* A. Narita,* K. Müllen,* Lateral Fusion of Chemical Vapor Deposited N = 5 Armchair Graphene Nanoribbons. J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2017, 139, 9483–9486.

  • 47. Z. Liu, H. I. Wang, A. Narita,* Q. Chen, Z. Mics, D. Turchinovich, M. Kläui, M. Bonn,* K. Müllen,* Photoswitchable Micro-Supercapacitor Based on a Diarylethene-Graphene Composite Film. J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2017, 139, 9443–9446.

  • 46. W. Zhang, Z. Chen, X.-Y. Wang, B. Yang, R. Berger, A. Narita, P. Ruffieux, R. Fasel, X. Feng, H. J. Räder, K. Müllen, Monitoring the On-Surface Synthesis of Graphene Nanoribbons by Mass Spectrometry. Anal. Chem., 2017, 89, 7485–7492.

  • 45. I. Ivanov, Y. Hu, S. Osella, U. Beser, H. I. Wang, D. Beljonne, A. Narita, K. Müllen, D. Turchinovich, M. Bonn, Role of Edge Engineering in Photoconductivity of Graphene Nanoribbons. J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2017, 139, 7982–7988.

  • 44. G. M. Paternò, Q. Chen, X.-Y. Wang, J. Liu, S. G. Motti, A. Petrozza, X. Feng, G. Lanzani, K. Müllen,* A Narita,* F. Scotognella,* Synthesis of Dibenzo[hi,st]ovalene and Its Amplified Spontaneous Emission in a Polystyrene Matrix. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2017, 56, 6753–6757; Angew. Chem., 2017, 129, 6857–6861.

  • 43. Y. Hu, L. F. Dössel, X.-Y. Wang, S. Mahesh, W. Pisula, S. De Feyter, X. Feng, K. Müllen,* A. Narita,* Synthesis, optical characterization, and self-Assembly of hexa-peri-hexabenzocoronene/benzothiadiazole donor–acceptor structures. ChemPlusChem, 2017, 82, 1030–1033. (Special Issue: Novel Aromatics: From Synthesis to Applications)

  • 42. S. Zhao, L. Rondin, G. Delport, C. Voisin, U. Beser, Y. Hu, X. Feng, K. Müllen, A. Narita, S. Campidelli, J.S. Lauret, Fluorescence from Graphene Nanoribbons of Well-Defined Structure. Carbon, 2017, 119, 235–240.

  • 41. A. Candini, L. Martini, Z. Chen, N. Mishra, D. Convertino, C. Coletti, A. Narita, X. Feng, K. Müllen, M. Affronte, High Photoresponsivity in Graphene Nanoribbon Field-Effect Transistor Devices Contacted with Graphene Electrodes. J. Phys. Chem. C., 2017, 121, 10620–10625.

  • 40. X.-Y. Wang, T. Dienel, M. Di Giovannantonio, G. Borin Barin, N. Kharche, O. Deniz, J. I. Urgel, R. Widmer, S. Stolz, L. Henrique De Lima, M. Muntwiler, M. Tommasini, V. Meunier, P. Ruffieux, X. Feng, R. Fasel,* K. Müllen,* A. Narita,* Heteroatom-Doped Perihexacene from a Double Helicene Precursor: On-Surface Synthesis and Properties. J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2017, 139, 4671–4674.

  • 39. O. Deniz, C. Sánchez-Sánchez, T. Dumslaff, X. Feng, A. Narita, K. Müllen, N. Kharche, V. Meunier, R. Fasel, P. Ruffieux, Revealing the Electronic Structure of Silicon Intercalated Armchair Graphene Nanoribbons by Scanning Tunneling Spectroscopy. Nano Lett., 2017, 17, 2197–2203.

  • 38. M. Gobbi, S. Bonacchi, J. Lian, Y. Liu, X.-Y. Wang, M.-A. Stoeckel, G. D’Avino, A. Narita, K. Müllen, X. Feng, Y. Olivier, D. Beljonne, P.Samorì, E. Orgiu, Periodic potentials in hybrid van der Waals heterostructures formed by supramolecular lattices on graphene. Nat. Commun., 2017, 8, 14767.

  • 37. Z. Chen, H. I. Wang, J. Teyssandier, K. S. Mali, T. Dumslaff, I. Ivanov, W. Zhang, P. Ruffieux, R. Fasel, H. J. Räder, D. Turchinovich, S. De Feyter, X. Feng, M. Kläui, A. Narita,* M. Bonn,* K. Müllen,* Chemical Vapor Deposition Synthesis and Terahertz Photoconductivity of Low-Bandgap N = 9 Armchair Graphene Nanoribbons. J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2017, 139, 3635–3638.

  • 36. Z. Liu, S. Liu, R. Dong, S. Yang, H. Lu, A. Narita, X. Feng, K. Müllen, High Power In-Plane Micro-Supercapacitors Based on Mesoporous Polyaniline Patterned Graphene. Small, 2017, 13, 1603388.

  • 35. R. Dong, M. Pfeffermann, D. Skidin, F. Wang, Y. Fu, A Narita, M. Tommasini, F. Moresco, G. Cuniberti, R. Berger, K. Müllen, X. Feng, Persulfurated Coronene: A New Generation of “Sulflower”. J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2017, 139, 2168–2171.

  • 34. L. Talirz, H. Söde, T. Dumslaff, S. Wang, J. R. Sanchez-Valencia, J. Liu, P. Shinde, C. A. Pignedoli, L. Liang, V. Meunier, N. C. Plumb, M. Shi, X. Feng, A. Narita, K. Müllen, R. Fasel, P. Ruffieux, On-surface synthesis and characterization of 9-atom wide armchair graphene nanoribbons. ACS Nano, 2017, 11, 1380–1388.

  • 33. Y. Hu, X.-Y. Wang, P.-X. Peng, X.-C. Wang, X.-Y. Cao, X. Feng, K. Müllen,* A. Narita,* Benzo-fused double [7]carbohelicene: synthesis, structures, and physicochemical properties. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2017, 56, 3374–3378; Angew. Chem., 2017, 129, 3423–3427.

  • 32. M. Pfeffermann, M. Wuttke, X. Feng, A. Narita, K. Müllen, Shape-persistent graphite replica of metal wires. Adv. Mater., 2017, 29, 1603732.




  • 31. Y. Liu, A. Narita, J. Teyssandier, M. Wagner, S. De Feyter, X. Feng, K. Müllen, A shape-persistent polyphenylene spoked wheel. J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2016, 138, 15539–15542. 

  • 30. Z. Chen, W. Zhang, C.-A. Palma, A. L. Rizzini, B. Liu, A. Abbas, N. Richter, L. Martini, X.-Y. Wang, N. Cavani, H. Lu, N. Mishra, C. Coletti, R. Berger, F. Klappenberger, M. Kläui, A. Candini, M. Affronte, C. Zhou, V. De Renzi, U. del Pennino, J. V. Barth, H. J. Räder, A. Narita, X. Feng, K. Müllen, Synthesis of graphene nanoribbons by ambient- pressure chemical vapor deposition and device integration. J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2016, 138, 15488–15496.

  • 29. X.-Y. Wang, X.-C. Wang, A. Narita,* M. Wagner, X.-Y. Cao,* X. Feng, K. Müllen,* Synthesis, structure, and chiroptical properties of a double [7]heterohelicene. J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2016, 138, 12783–12786

  • 28. A. Keerthi, I. C.-Y. Hou, T. Marszalek, W. Pisula, M. Baumgarten, A. Narita,* Hexa-peri-hexabenzocoronene with different acceptor units for tuning optoelectronic properties. Chem. Asian J., 2016, 11, 2710–2714. (One of the 15 most accessed papers in 8/2016; Special Issue: 60th Anniversary of the Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences)

  • 27. X.-Y. Wang, A. Narita, W. Zhang, X. Feng, K. Müllen, Synthesis of stable nanographenes with OBO-doped zigzag edges based on tandem demethylation-electrophilic borylation. J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2016, 138, 9021–9024.

  • 26. P. Fantuzzi, L. Martini, A. Candini, V. Corradini, U. del Pennino, Y. Hu, X. Feng, K. Müllen, A. Narita, M. Affronte, Fabrication of three terminal devices by ElectroSpray deposition of graphene nanoribbons. Carbon, 2016, 104, 112–118.

  • 25. T. Dumslaff, B. Yang, A. Maghsoumi, G. Velpula, K. S. Mali, C. Castiglioni, S. De Feyter, M. Tommasini, A. Narita, X. Feng, K. Müllen, Adding four extra K-regions to hexa-peri-hexabenzocoronene. J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2016, 138, 4726–4729.

  • 24. G. Soavi, S. Dal Conte, C. Manzoni, D. Viola, A. Narita, X. Feng, U. Hohenester, E. Molinari, D. Prezzi, K. Müllen, G. Cerullo, Exciton-exciton annihilation and biexciton stimulated emission in graphene nanoribbons. Nat. Commun., 2016, 7, 11010 . (Press release from MPIP ; CNR ; Uni Graz)

  • 23. U. Beser, M. Kastler, A. Maghsoumi, M. Wagner, C. Castiglioni, M. Tommasini, A. Narita, X. Feng, K. Müllen, A C216-nanographene molecule with defined cavity as extended coronoid. J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2016, 138, 4322–4325.

  • 22. I. A. Verzhbitskiy, M. D. Corato, A. Ruini, E. Molinari, A. Narita, Y. Hu, M. G. Schwab, M. Bruna, D. Yoon, S. Milana, X. Feng, K. Müllen, A. C. Ferrari, C. Casiraghi, D. Prezzi, Raman fingerprints of atomically precise graphene nanoribbons. Nano Lett., 2016, 16, 3442–3447 . (Highlighted in nanotechweb.org: Shedding more light on graphene nanoribbons ; press release from CNR)

  • 21. A. Maghsoumi, A. Narita, R. Dong, X. Feng, C. Castiglioni, K. Müllen, M. Tommasini, Edge chlorination of hexa-peri-hexabenzocoronene investigated by density functional theory and vibrational spectroscopy. Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2016, 18, 11869–11878 . (Invited contribution to themed issue: Electron delocalization and aromaticity: 150 years of the Kekulé benzene structure)

  • 20. J. Liu, A. Narita, S. Osella, W. Zhang, D. Schollmeyer, D. Beljonne, X. Feng, K. Müllen, Unexpected Scholl Reaction of 6,7,13,14-Tetraarylbenzo[k]tetraphene: Selective Formation of Five-Membered Rings in Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons. J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2016, 138, 2602–2608.



  • 19. M. Pfeffermann, R. Dong, R. Graf, W. Zajaczkowski, T. Gorelik, W. Pisula, A. Narita, K. Müllen, X. Feng, Free-Standing Monolayer Two-Dimensional Supramolecular Organic Framework with Good Internal Order. J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2015, 137, 14525–14532.

  • 18. A. Bashir, A. Heck, A. Narita, X. Feng, A. Nefedov, M. Rohwerder, K. Müllen, M. Elstner, C. Wöll, Charge carrier mobilities in organic semiconductors: Crystal engineering and the importance of molecular contacts. Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2015, 17, 21988–21996.

  • 17. M. G. Schwab, A. Narita, S. Osella, Y. Hu, A. Maghsoumi, A. Mavrinsky, W. Pisula, C. Castiglioni, M. Tommasini, D. Beljonne, X. Feng, K. Müllen, Bottom-up synthesis of necklace-like graphene nanoribbons. Chem. Asian J., 2015, 10, 2134–2138. (Selected as the internal cover picture; One of the 15 most accessed papers in 11/2015–10/2016; Special Issue: Special Board Member Issue

  • 16. X.-Y. Wang, A. Narita, X. Feng, K. Müllen, B2N2-Dibenzo[a,e]pentalenes: effect of the BN orientation pattern on antiaromaticity and optoelectronic properties. J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2015, 137, 7668–7671.

  • 15. R. Konnerth, C. Cervetti, A. Narita, X. Feng, K. Müllen, A. Hoyer, M. Burghard, K. Kern, M. Dressela, L. Bogania, Tuning the deposition of molecular graphene nanoribbons by surface functionalization, Nanoscale, 2015, 7, 12807–12811 . (Selected as the front cover picture)

  • 14. A. N. Abbas, B. Liu, A. Narita, L. F. Dössel, B. Yang, W. Zhang, J. Tang, K. L. Wang, H. J. Räder, X. Feng, K. Müllen, C. Zhou, Vapor-phase transport deposition, characterization, and applications of giant nanographenes. J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2015, 137, 4453–4459.

  • 13. U. Zschieschang, H. Klauk, I. B. Müller, A. J. Strudwick, T. Hintermann, M. G. Schwab, A. Narita, X. Feng, K. Müllen, R. T. Weitz, Electrical characteristics of field-effect transistors based on individual chemically synthesized graphene nanoribbons. Adv. Electron. Mater., 2015, 1, 1400010 . (One of the most accessed papers in 5/2014–4/2015)



  • 12. A. Narita, I. A. Verzhbitskiy, W. Frederickx, K. S. Mali, S. A. Jensen, M. R. Hansen, M. Bonn, S. De Feyter, C. Casiraghi, X. Feng, K. Müllen, Bottom-up synthesis of liquid-phase-processable graphene nanoribbons with near-infrared absorption. ACS Nano, 2014, 8, 11622–11630. (Highlighted in Synfacts, 2015, 11, 0036.)

  • 11. A. Abbas, G. Liu,A. Narita, M. Orosco, X. Feng, K. Müllen, C. Zhou, Deposition, characterization, and thin-film-based chemical sensing of ultra-long chemically synthesized graphene nanoribbons. J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2014, 136, 7555–7558. (Highlighted in Spotlights on Recent JACS Publications, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2014, 136, 8143–8144.)

  • 10. K. Harano, A. Narita, E. Nakamura, Photo-cross-linking of exterior of fullerene bilayer that prevents vesicle aggregation. Chem. Lett., 2014, 43, 877–879. (Selected as Editor’s Choice and for the front cover picture)

  • 9. M . El Gemayel, A. Narita, L. F. Dössel, R. S. Sundaram, A. Kiersnowski, W. Pisula, A. C. Ferrari, E. Orgiu, X. Feng, K. Müllen, P. Samorì, Graphene nanoribbons blends with P3HT: towards enhanced device performance. Nanoscale, 2014, 6, 6301–6314.

  • 8. A. Narita, X. Feng, Y. Hernandez, S. A. Jensen, M. Bonn, H. Yang, I. A. Verzhbitskiy, C. Casiraghi, M. R. Hansen, A. H. R. Koch, G. Fytas, O. Ivasenko, B. Li, K. S. Mali, T. Balandina, S. Mahesh, S. De Feyter, K. Müllen, Synthesis of structurally well-defined and liquid-phase-processable graphene nanoribbons. Nature Chem., 2014, 6, 126–132. (Highlighted in News and Views, Nature Chem., 2014, 6, 91–92; press release from MPIP; University of Manchester.)



  • 7.   Y.-Z. Tan, B. Yang, K. Parvez, A. Narita, S. Osella, D. Beljonne, X. Feng, K. Müllen, Atomically precise edge chlorination of graphenes. Nat. Commun., 2013, 4, 2646.

  • 6.   S. A. Jensen, R. Ulbricht, A. Narita, X. Feng, K. Müllen, T. Hertel, D. Turchinovich, M. Bonn, Ultrafast photoconductivity of graphene nanoribbons and carbon nanotubes. Nano Lett., 2013, 13, 5925–5930.

  • 5.   K. Harano, A. Narita, E. Nakamura, Photocrosslinking of fullerene vesicles that prevents phase transition and decreases water permeation. Chem. Lett., 2013, 42, 1176–1178 . (Selected as Editor’s Choice)

  • 4.   B. Singh, B. R. Mehta, D. Varandani, Govind, A. Narita, X. Feng, K. Müllen, Bipolar resistive switching properties of Ti-CuO/(hexafluoro-hexa-peri-hexabenzocoronene)-Cu hybrid interface device: Influence of electronic nature of organic layer. J. Appl. Phys., 2013, 113, 203706 .



  • 3.   M. G. Schwab, A. Narita, Y. Hernandez, T. Balandina, K. Mali, S. De Feyter, X. Feng, K. Müllen, Structurally defined graphene nanoribbons with high lateral extension. J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2012, 134, 18169–18172 .

  • 2.   S. Osella, A. Narita, M. Schwab, Y. Hernandez, X. Feng, K. Müllen, D. Beljonne, Graphene nanoribbons as low-band-gap donor materials for organic photovoltaics: Quantum-chemical aided design. ACS Nano, 2012, 6, 5539–5548.

  • 1.   H. C. Hesse, C. Schaffer, C. Hundschell, A. Narita, X. Feng, K. Müllen, B. Nickel, L. Schmidt-Mende, Large polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons for application in donor–acceptor photovoltaics. Phys. Status Solidi A, 2012, 209, 785–789.


Review, Account, Progress Report, and Feature Articles


Book Chapter and Encyclopedia Entry

2.   A. Narita, “Synthesis of structurally defined nanographene materials through oxidative cyclodehydrogenation.” in M. Leclerc, J.-F. Morin (eds.), Synthetic Methods for Conjugated Polymer and Carbon Materials, Wiley-VCH, Weinheim, 2017, pp. 183–227 .

1.   X. Feng, A. Narita, “Graphene nanoribbons.” in S. Kobayashi, K. Müllen (eds.), Encyclopedia of Polymeric Nanomaterials, Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg, 2015, pp. 877–882 .



2.   K. Müllen, X. Feng, J. Cai, P. Ruffieux, R. Fasel, A. Narita, Polymeric Precursors for Producing Graphene Nanoribbons and Suitable Oligophenylene Monomers for Preparing Them. WO2014076634 A1, May 22, 2014.

1.   M. G. Schwab, A. Narita, X. Feng, K. Müllen, Polymeric Precursors for Producing Graphene Nanoribbons and Methods for Preparing Them. WO2013093756 A1, June 27, 2013.