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Contorted aromatics

Fig. 1: Contorted PAH molecules. (discs and ribbons).[1]

In organic chemistry, contorted aromatics, or more precisely contorted polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, are polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in which the fused aromatic molecules deviate from the usual planarity.[1]

  1. ^ a b Ball, Melissa; Zhong, Yu; Wu, Ying; Schenck, Christine; Ng, Fay; Steigerwald, Michael; Xiao, Shengxiong; Nuckolls, Colin (2014-12-19). "Contorted Polycyclic Aromatics". Accounts of Chemical Research. 48 (2): 267–276. doi:10.1021/ar500355d. ISSN 0001-4842. PMID 25523150.