Original Publications


  1. J. Liu, J. Hong, Z. Liao, J. Tan, H. Liu, E. Dmitrieva, L. Zhou, J. Ren, X.-Y. Cao, A. A. Popov, Y. Zou, A. Narita, Y. Hu, Negatively Curved Octagon-Incorporated Aza-nanographene and its Assembly with Fullerenes. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2024, Accepted Articles, e202400172.

  2. X. Xu,# A. Kinikar,# M. Di Giovannantonio, C. A. Pignedoli, P. Ruffieux, K. Müllen,* R. Fasel,* A. Narita,* On-Surface Synthesis of Anthracene-Fused Zigzag Graphene Nanoribbons from 2,7-Dibromo-9,9′-bianthryl Reveals Unexpected Ring Rearrangements. Precis. Chem. 2024, 2, 81–87.

  3. X. Zhu,# Q. Chen,# H. Zhao,# Q. Yang, Goudappagouda, M. Gelléri, S. Ritz, D. Ng, K. Koynov, S. H. Parekh, V. K. Chetty, B. K. Thakur, C. Cremer, K. Landfester, K. Müllen, M. Terenzio, M. Bonn,* A. Narita,* X. Liu,* Intrinsic Burst-Blinking Nanographenes for Super-Resolution Bioimaging. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2024, ASAP, DOI: 10.1021/jacs.3c11152.


  1. X. Xu, Q. Yang, H. Zhao, S. Vasylevskyi, M. Bonn, X. Liu,* A. Narita,* Chiral Nanographene-Based Near-Infrared Fluorophore with Self-Blinking Properties. Adv. Funct. Mater2023Early View, 2308110.

  2. Q. Chen, M. Di Giovannantonio,* K. Eimre, J. I. Urgel, P. Ruffieux, C. A. Pignedoli, K. Müllen, R. Fasel,* A. Narita,* On-Surface Interchain Coupling and Skeletal Rearrangement of Indenofluorene Polymers. Macromol. Chem. Phys2023224, 2300345. (Invited contribution to Special Issue: 80 Years of MCP: The Next Generation of Polymer Researchers)

  3. A. Kinikar,# X. Xu,# M. D. Giovannantonio, O. Gröning, K. Eimre, C. A. Pignedoli, K. Müllen, A. Narita,* P. Ruffieux, R. Fasel,* On-Surface Synthesis of Edge-Extended Zigzag Graphene Nanoribbons. Adv. Mater202335, 2306311.

  4. X. Yao,* H. Zhang, F. Kong, A. Hinaut, R. Pawlak, M. Okuno, R. Graf, P. N. Horton, S. J. Coles, E. Meyer, L. Bogani, M. Bonn, H. I. Wang,* K. Müllen,* A. Narita,* N=8 Armchair Graphene Nanoribbons: Solution Synthesis and High Charge Carrier Mobility. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed202362, e202312610.

  5. M. Yang, H. Hanayama, L. Fang, M. A. Addicoat, Y. Guo, R. Graf, K. Harano, J. Kikkawa, E. Jin,* A. Narita,* K. Müllen,* Saturated Linkers in Two-Dimensional Covalent Organic Frameworks Boost Their Luminescence. J. Am. Chem. Soc2023145, 14417–14426.

  6. S. Garcia-Orrit, V. Vega-Mayoral, Q. Chen, G. Serra, G. M. Paternò, E. Cánovas, A. Narita, K. Müllen, M. Tommasini, J. Cabanillas-González, Nanographene-Based Decoration as a Panchromatic Antenna for Metalloporphyrin Conjugates. Small 2023, 19, 2301596. (Selected as the Back Cover)

  7. X. Xu,# K. Sun,# A. Ishikawa,* A. Narita,* S. Kawai,* Magnetism in Nonplanar Zigzag Edge Termini of Graphene Nanoribbons. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2023, 62, e202302534. (Selected as the Back Cover)

  8. T. Wu,# X. Xu,# L. K. Ono, T. Guo, S. Mariotti, C. Ding, S. Yuan, C. Zhang, J. Zhang, K. Mitrofanov, Q. Zhang, S. Raj, X. Liu, H. Segawa, P. Ji, T. Li, R. Kabe, L. Han, A. Narita,* Y. Qi,* Graphene-Like Conjugated Molecule as Hole-Selective Contact for Operationally Stable Inverted Perovskite Solar Cells and Modules. Adv. Mater. 2023, 35, 2300169.

  9. J. Tan, X. Xu, J. Liu, S. Vasylevskyi, Z. Lin, R. Kabe, Y. Zou, K. Müllen, A. Narita,* Y. Hu,* Synthesis of a π-Extended Double [9]Helicene. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2023, 62, e202218494.

  10. X. Xu, S. Takebayashi, H. Hanayama, S. Vasylevskyi, T. Onishi, T. Ohto,* H. Tada, A. Narita,* 6,6′-Biindeno[1,2-b]anthracene: An Open-Shell Biaryl with High Diradical Character. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2023, 145, 3891–3896.

  11. X. Xu, R. Muñoz-Mármol, S. Vasylevskyi, A. Villa, G. Folpini, F. Scotognella, G. Maria Paternò,* A. Narita,* Synthesis of Bioctacene-Incorporated Nanographene with Near-Infrared Chiroptical Properties. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2023, 62, e202218350.

  12. X. Xu,# A. L. Vonder Haar,# R. YoshiokaQ. Zhang, S. Vasylevskyi, A. J. Musser,* A. Narita,* Solvent-tunable exciton-charge transfer mixed state enhances emission of functionalized benzo[rst]pentaphene through symmetry breaking. Chem. Commun202359, 720–723. (Invited contribution to themed collection: 2022 Emerging Investigators)


  1. X. Xu, G. Serra, A. Villa, R. Muñoz-Mármol, S. Vasylevskyi, M. Gadea, A. Lucotti, Z. Lin, P. G. Boj, R. Kabe, M. Tommasini, M. Á. Díaz-García, F. Scotognella, G. M. Paternò,* A. Narita,* Synthesis of zigzag- and fjord-edged nanographene with dual amplified spontaneous emission. Chem. Sci202213, 13040–13045.

  2. J. Björk,* C. Sánchez-Sánchez,* Q. Chen, C. A. Pignedoli, J. Rosen, P. Ruffieux, X. Feng, A. Narita,* K. Müllen, R. Fasel, The Role of Metal Adatoms in a Surface-Assisted Cyclodehydrogenation Reaction on a Gold Surface. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed202261, e202212354.

  3. G. Borin Barin, Q. Sun, M. Di Giovannantonio, C.-Z. Du, X.-Y. Wang, J. P. Llinas, Z. Mutlu, Y. Lin, J. Wilhelm, J. Overbeck, C. Daniels, M. Lamparski, H. Sahabudeen, M. L. Perrin, J. I. Urgel, S. Mishra, A. Kinikar, R. Widmer, S. Stolz, M. Bommert, C. Pignedoli, X. Feng, M. Calame, K. Müllen, A. Narita, V. Meunier, J. Bokor, R. Fasel, P. Ruffieux, Growth Optimization and Device Integration of Narrow-Bandgap Graphene Nanoribbons. Small 2022, 18, 2202301. (Selected as the Cover)

  4. J. Hong, X. Xiao, H. Liu, E. Dmitrieva, A. A. Popov, Z. Yu, M.-D. Li, T. Ohto, J. Liu, A. Narita, P. Liu, H. Tada, X.-Y. Cao, X.-Y. Wang, Y. Zou, K. Müllen, Y. Hu, Controlling the Emissive, Chiroptical, and Electrochemical Properties of Double [7] Helicenes through Embedded Aromatic Rings. Chem. Eur. J202228, e202202243.

  5. L. Zhou, H. Liu, J. Tan, C. Liu, X.-Y. Cao, A. Narita, Y. Hu, Double Thia/sulfone[7]helicenes with Controlled Photophysical and Chiroptical Properties by Heteroatom Variation. Chem. Asian J202217, e202200336.

  6. S. Fu, E. Jin, H. Hanayama, W. Zheng, H. Zhang, L. Di Virgilio, M. A. Addicoat, M. Mezger, A. Narita, M. Bonn, K. Müllen, H. I. Wang, Outstanding Charge Mobility by Band Transport in Two-Dimensional Semiconducting Covalent Organic Frameworks. J. Am. Chem. Soc2022144, 7489–7496.

  7. J. Tan, G. Zhang, C. Ge, J. Liu, L. Zhou, C. Liu, X. Gao, A. Narita, Y. Zou, Y. Hu, Electron-Deficient Contorted Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbon via One-Pot Annulative π-Extension of Perylene Diimide. Org. Lett202224, 2414–2419.

  8. 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, 10, 4173–4181. (Themed collection: Journal of Materials Chemistry C HOT Papers)

  9. 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. Phys2022156, 074702.

  10. 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. Sci2022, 9, 2200004. (Special Issue: Functional Carbon-Rich Materials — Anniversary Issue for Klaus Müllen)

  11. 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. 2022, 32, 2109543.

  12. 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. (Special Collections: Novel Aromatics (ISNA 19)​)

  13. 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).

  14. 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. (Themed collection: Special issue in honour of Seth Marder)


  1. 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. 2021, 143, 17109–17116.

  2. 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. Lett. 2021, 12, 8679–8684.

  3. 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. Soc. 2021, 143, 10403–10412. (Highlighted in Synfacts 202117, 1093.)

  4. 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. 2021, 13, 581–586.

  5. 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 Res. 202114, 4754–4759.

  6. 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)

  7. 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 2021, 125, 8163–8176.

  8. 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. Soc2021, 143, 5654–5658.

  9. 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. 202160, 11300–11304. (Special collection: Siegfried Hünig´s 100th Birthday)

  10. 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. 2021143, 4661–4667.

  11. 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. 2021, 94, 997–999. (Invited contribution to BCSJ Diamond collection: Frontiers of Molecular Science)

  12. 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 2021, 175, 50–59.


  1. 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. Commun. 2020, 11, 5892.

  2. 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. Commun. 2020, 56, 15181–15184.

  3. 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. Soc. 2020, 142, 14814–14819.

  4. 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 Lett. 2020, 20, 6429–6436.

  5. 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. Soc2020142, 12925–12929.

  6. 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.

  7. 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. Soc. 2020, 142, 12046–12050.

  8. 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. Soc. 2020, 142, 10291–10296. (Selected as the Supplementary Cover)

  9. 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.

  10. 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. Soc. 2020, 142, 1721–1725.


  1. Q. Chen, D. Schollmeyer, K. Müllen,* A. Narita,* Synthesis of Circumpyrene by Alkyne Benzannulation of Brominated Dibenzo[hi,st]ovalene. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2019, 141, 19994–19999.

  2. I. C.-Y. Hou, A. Narita,* K. Müllen,* Stepwise Lateral Extension of Phenyl-Substituted Linear Polyphenylenes. Macromol. Chem. Phys. 2019, 221, 1900374. (Selected as the Front CoverSpecial Issue: 100 Years of Macromolecular Chemistry)

  3. 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.

  4. 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. 2019, 55, 13466–13469.

  5. 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 2019, 123, 26490–26497.

  6. 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. 2019, 141, 16439–16449.

  7. 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 2019, 7, 12898–12906. (Invited contribution to themed collection: Journal of Materials Chemistry C Emerging Investigators)

  8. 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 Supercaps2019, 2, 929–933. (Selected as the front cover; Special collections: 2D Energy Storage Materials)

  9. 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. 2019, 141, 12797–12803.

  10. 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. 2019, 141, 12346–12354.

  11. 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. Chem. Mater. 2019, 31, 6979–6985. (Special issue: Professor Jean-Luc Brédas Festschrift)

  12. 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 2019, 20, 2360–2366. (Hot Topic: Surfaces and Interfaces)

  13. 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. 2019, 141, 7726–7730.

  14. 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. 2019, 141, 7399–7406.

  15. 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. 2019, 10, 1431–1436.

  16. 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. 2019, 141, 4230–4234. (Highlighted in ChemistryViews)

  17. 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 ChemistryViews; Special Issue: π‐Conjugated Compounds for Molecular Materials)


Review, Account, and Feature Articles

  1. Z. Liu, S. Fu, X. Liu, A. Narita, P. Samorì, M. Bonn, H. I. Wang, Small Size, Big Impact: Recent Progress in Bottom-Up Synthesized Nanographenes for Optoelectronic and Energy Applications. Adv. Sci2022, 9, 2106055. (Special Issue: Functional Carbon-Rich Materials — Anniversary Issue for Klaus Müllen)

  2. G. M. Paternò,* Goudappagouda, Q. Chen, G. Lanzani, F. Scotognella, A. Narita,* Large Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons as Graphene Quantum Dots: from Synthesis to Spectroscopy and Photonics. Adv. Optical Mater. 2021, 9, 2100508. (Selected as the Inside Front Cover; Special Issue: Optical Properties and Applications of Crystalline Materials)

  3. Z. Chen,* A. Narita,* K. Müllen,* Graphene Nanoribbons: On-Surface Synthesis and Integration into Electronic Devices. Adv. Mater. 2020, 32, 2001893.

  4. Z. Qiu, A. Narita, K. Müllen, Carbon Nanostructures by Macromolecular Design – From Branched Polyphenylenes to Nanographenes and Graphene Nanoribbons. Faraday Discuss. 2020, Accepted Manuscript, DOI: 10.1039/D0FD00023J.

  5. X. Xu, K. Müllen,* A. Narita,* Syntheses and Characterizations of Functional Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons and Graphene Nanoribbons. Bull. Chem. Soc. Jpn. 2020, 93, 490–506. (Special collection: Life Chemistry; Frontiers of Molecular Science)

  6. X.-Y. Wang,* X. Yao, A. Narita,* K. Müllen,* Heteroatom-Doped Nanographenes with Structural Precision. Acc. Chem. Res. 2019, 52, 2491–2505. (special issue “Advanced Molecular Nanocarbons”)

Articles without peer-review

  1. 成田明光, ナノグラフェンのボトムアップ合成と多彩な物性, 化学と工業, 202174, 406–408.

  2. 成田明光, 0次元〜2次元カーボンナノマテリアルのボトムアップ精密合成, セラミックス, 2020, 55, 556–559.  (A. Narita, Bottom-up Precision Synthesis of 0~2-Dimensional Carbon Nanomaterials, Ceramics Japan, 2020, 55, 556–559.) (日本セラミックス協会誌).

  3. X. Xu, Q. Chen, A. Narita,* Synthesis and Characterization of Dibenzo[hi,st]ovalene as a Highly Fluorescent Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbon and Its π-Extension to Circumpyrene. J. Synth. Org. Chem., Jpn. 2020, 78, 1094–1104. (有機合成化学協会誌)

  4. 成田明光, グラフェンナノリボンの前駆体設計と構造制御, 応用物理, 2019, 88, 608. (A. Narita, Precursor design for bottom-up synthesis of graphene nanoribbons, OYO BUTURI201988, 608.) (応用物理学会機関誌)

  5. 成田明光, カーボン系高分子のボトムアップ合成, 高分子, 2019, 68, 294–296. (A. Narita, Bottom-Up Synthesis of Graphene Nanoribbons as Structurally Well-Defined, Quasi-One-Dimensional Carbon Materials, Polymers, 201968, 294–296.) (高分子学会機関誌)