Original Publications


  1. 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. 2021Advance Publication, DOI: 10.1246/bcsj.20200382.

  2. 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. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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)

  8. 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.

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

  2. 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.

  3. 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)

  4. 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, 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).

  2. 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)

  3. 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)

  4. 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)