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Great Research Papers Published in Chemical Science (RSC)

March 20, 2014 — A paper by Bryan Wong, PhD, an assistant professor in the Department of Chemistry, in collaboration with Boston University was selected by the Royal Society of Chemistry editors as one of the "Great Research Papers and Reviews Published in Chemical Science in the Broad Area of Physical Chemistry." (Read more here)

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Photophysical and theoretical investigations of the [8]cycloparaphenylene
radical cation and its charge-resonance dimer

Matthew R. Golder, Bryan M. Wong and Ramesh Jasti
Chem. Sci., 2013,4, 4285-4291
DOI: 10.1039/C3SC51861B

From themed collection Physical Chemistry

Oxidation of [8]cycloparaphenylene afforded a highly delocalized radical cation capable of forming an unusually strong charge-resonance dimer.

  Graphical abstract: Photophysical and theoretical investigations of the [8]cycloparaphenylene radical cation and its charge-resonance dimer 

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