38. J. Hu, Q. XiangJ. XuZ. Xu,* G. Chen,Zhe Sun*
"Stable and twisted 5,6:12,13-dinaphthozethrene from angular π-extension"

Chem. Comm. 2021, DOI: 10.1039/d1cc04113d 

37. K. Li, Z. Sun*
"Recent Advances in Dimeric Cycloparaphenylenes as Nanotube Fragments"

Synlett. 2021, DOI: 10.1055/a-1534-3103 (invited Synpacts article

36. C. Zong+, X. Zhu+, Z. Xu, L. Zhang, J. Xu, J. Guo, Q. Xiang, Z. Zeng, W. Hu, J. Wu, R. Li*, Z. Sun*
"Isomeric Dibenzoheptazethrenes for Air‐stable Organic Field‐effect Transistors"
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2021, 60, 16230-16236 (selected as Hot paper

35. Q. Xiang, J. Xu, J. Guo, Y. Dang, Z. Xu, Z. Zeng, Z. Sun*
"Unveiling the Hidden σ‐Dimerization of a Kinetically Protected Olympicenyl Radical"
Chem. Eur. J. 2021, 27, 8203-8213 (selected as VIP paper

34. K. Li, Z. Xu, H. Deng, Z. Zhou, Y. Dang, Z. Sun*
“Dimeric Cycloparaphenylenes with a Rigid Aromatic Linker”
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2021, 607649–7653 (selected as VIP paper, highlighted by Synfacts, 2021, 17, 0391)




33. J. Guo, C. Zhou, S. Xie, S. Luo, T. Y Gopalakrishna, Z. Sun, J. Jouha, J. Wu, Z. Zeng*

“Large Aromatic Hydrocarbon Radical Cation with Global Aromaticity and State-Associated Magnetic Activity”

Chem. Mater. 2020, 32, 5927–5936


32. Q. Xiang, J. Guo, J. Xu, S. Ding, Z. Li, G. Li, H. Phan, Y. Gu, Y. Dang, Z. Xu, Z. Gong, W. Hu, Z. Zeng, J. Wu, Z. Sun*

"Stable Olympicenyl Radicals and Their π-Dimers"

J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2020, 142, 11022–11031


Before TJU

31. Z. Sun, T. Mio, K. Ikemoto, S. Sato, H. Isobe

"Synthesis, Structures, and Assembly of Geodesic Phenine Frameworks with Isoreticular Networks of [n]Cyclo-para-phenylenes"

J. Org. Chem  2019, 84, 3500–3507.

30. Z. Sun, K. Ikemoto, T. M Fukunaga, T. Koretsune, R. Arita, S. Sato, H. Isobe

"Finite phenine nanotubes with periodic vacancy defects"

Science 2019, 363, 151–155.

29. Z. Sun, T. Mio, T. Okada, T. Matsuno, S. Sato, H. Kono, H. Isobe

"Unbiased rotational motions of an ellipsoidal guest in a tight yet pliable host

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2019, 58, 2040–2044.

28. Z. Sun, T. Matsuno, H. Isobe,

"Stereoisomerism and structures of rigid cylindrical cycloarylenes"

Bull. Chem. Soc. Jpn. 2018, 91, 907–921.

27. N. Miyamoto, Y. Nakazawa, T. Nakamura, K. Okano, S. Sato, Z. Sun, H. Isobe, H. Tokuyama,

"Synthesis of 9, 10-Diarylanthracenes via Mg (TMP)2· 2LiCl-Mediated Benzyne Generation/[4+ 2] Cycloaddition and Deoxygenation of 9, 10-Epoxyanthracene Intermediates

Synlett, 201829, 513–518.

26. Z. Sun, N. Miyamoto, S. Sato, M. Kotani, H. Tokuyama, H. Isobe, 

"An obtuse-angled corner unit for fluctuating carbon nanohoops" 

Chem. Asian J. 2017,12, 271–275.

25. Z. Sun, T. Suenaga, P. Sarkar, S. Sato, M. Kotani, H. Isobe, 

"Stereoisomerism, crystal structures, and dynamics of belt-shaped cyclonaphthylenes" 

Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 201629, 8109–8114.

24. W. Zeng, Z. Sun, T. S. Herng, T. P. Gonçalves, T. Y. Gopalakrishna, K-W. Huang, J. Ding, J. Wu, 


Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 201655, 8615–8619.

​23. P. Sarkar, Z. Sun, T. Tokuhira, M. Kotani, S. Sato, H. Isobe, 

"Stereoisomerism in nanohoops with heterogeneous biaryl linkages of E/Z- and R/S-geometries"

ACS Cent. Sci. 20162, 740–747.

22. Z. Sun, P. Sarkar, T. Suenaga, S. Sato, H. Isobe, 

"Belt-shaped cyclonaphthylenes"

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 201554, 12800–12804.

21. W. Zeng, S. Lee, M. Son, M. Ishida, K. Furukawa, P. Hu, Z. Sun, D. Kim, J. Wu,

"Phenalenyl-fused porphyrins with different ground states"

Chem. Sci. 20156, 2427–2433.

20. Z. Sun, Z. Zeng, J. Wu,

“Extended zethrenes, p-quinodimethanes and periacenes with a biradical ground state” 

Acc. Chem. Res. 201447, 2582–2591.

19. Z. Sun, B. Zheng, K.-W. Huang, J. Wu,

“Highly twisted 1,2:8,9-dibenzozethrenes: synthesis, ground state, and physical property”

ChemPlusChem201479, 1549–1553.

18. Z. Sun, J. Wu,

“Zethrene and expanded zethrenes with tunable ground states and physical properties” 

Pure. Appl. Chem. 201486, 529–537.

17. D. Luo, S. Lee, B. Zheng, Z. Sun, W. Zeng, K.-W. Huang, K. Furukawa, D. Kim, R. D. Webster, J. Wu,

“Indolo[2,3-b]carbazoles with tunable ground states: how Clar’s aromatic sextet determines the singlet biradical character” 

Chem. Sci. 20145, 4944–4952.

16. Y. Li, K.-W. Huang, Z. Sun, R. D. Webster, Z. Zeng, W. Zeng, C. Chi, K. Furukawa, J. Wu,

“A kinetically blocked 1,14:11,12-dibenzopentacene: a persistent triplet diradical of non-Kekulé polycyclic benzenoid hydrocarbons” 

Chem. Sci. 20145, 1908–1914.

15. J. L. Zafra, R. C. González Cano, C. R. Delgado, Z. Sun, Y. Li, J. T. López Navarrete, J. Wu, J. Casado, 

“Zethrene biradicals: how pro-aromaticity is expressed in the ground electronic state and in the lowest energy singlet, triplet and ionic states”

J. Chem. Phys. 2014140, 054706.

14. S. Das, S. Lee, M. Son, X. Zhu, W. Zhang, B. Zheng, P. Hu, Z. Zeng, Z. Sun, W. Zeng, R. Li, K. Huang, J. Ding, D. Kim, J. Wu,

“p-Quinodimethane bridged perylene dimers and peri-condensed quaterrylenes: the effect of fusion mode on their ground states and physical properties”

Chem. Eur. J. 2014, 20, 11410–11420.

13. Z. Sun, S. Lee, K. H. Park, X. Zhu, W. Zhang, B. Zheng, P. Hu, Z. Zeng, S. Das, Y. Li, C. Chi, R. Li, K. Huang, J. Ding, D. Kim, J. Wu,

“Dibenzoheptazethrene isomers with different biradical characters: an exercise of Clar’s aromatic sextet rule in singlet biradicaloids”

J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2013135, 18229–18236.

12. Z. Sun, J. Wu,

“7,14-Diaryl-substituted zethrene diimides as stable far-red dyes with tunable photo physical properties”

J. Org. Chem. 201378, 9032–9040.

11. Z. Sun, Z. Zeng, J. Wu,

“Benzenoid polycyclic hydrocarbons with an open–shell biradical ground state”

Chem. Asian J. 2013, 8, 2894–2904.

10. Z. Zeng, S. Lee, J. L. Zafra, M. Ishida, X. Zhu, Z. Sun, Y. Ni, R. D. Webster, R.-W. Li, J. T. L. Navarrete, C. Chi, J. Ding, J. Casado, D. Kim, J. Wu,

“Tetracyanoquaterrylene and tetracyanohexarylenequinodimethanes with tunable ground states and strong near-infrared absorption”

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 201352, 8561–8565.

9. Q. Ye, Z. Sun, C, Chi, J, Wu,

“Linking theory to reactivity and properties of nanographenes”

Chapter 19 in the book “Graphene Chemistry: Theoretical Perspectives” Willey, 2013.

8. Z. Sun, Q. Ye, C. Chi, J. Wu,

“Low band gap polycyclic hydrocarbons: from closed-shell near infrared dyes and semiconductors to open-shell radicals”

Chem. Soc. Rev. 2012, 41, 7857–7889.

7. Z. Sun, J. Wu,

“Open-shell polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons”

J. Mater. Chem. 201222, 4151–4160.

6. Y. Li, W.-K. Heng, B.-S. Lee, N. Aratani, J.-L. Zafra, N. Bao, R. Lee, Y.-M. Sung, Z. Sun, K.-W. Huang, R. D. Webster, J. T. Lopez Navarrete, J. Casado, D.-H. Kim, J. Ding, A. Osuka, J. Wu,

“Kinetically blocked heptazethrene and octazethrene: closed-shell or open-shell in the ground state?”

J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2012, 134, 14913-14922.

5. Z. Sun, J. Wu,

“2D Closed-shell and open-shell nanographenes”

Top. Curr. Chem. 2012, chapter in the book “Polyarenes”, Ed. by J. Siegel and Y.-T. Wu.

4. Z. Sun, K. Huang, J. Wu,

“Soluble and stable heptazethrene bis(dicarboximide) with a singlet open-shell ground state”

J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2011133, 11896–11899.

3. Z. Sun, J. Wu,

“Higher order acenes and fused acenes with near-infrared absorption and emission”

Aust. J. Chem. 201164, 519–528.

2. Z. Sun, K. Huang, J. Wu,

“Soluble and stable zethrene diimide and its quinone”

Org. Lett. 201012, 4690–4693.

1. X. K. Jing, X. G. Ge, X. Xiang, C. Wang, Z. Sun, Y. Z. Wang,

"A novel phosphorus-containing copolyester with low melting temperature and high flame retardancy"

Polym. Int. 200958, 1202–1208.