2019 年 77 巻 1 号 p. 4-12
Aromatic molecules are undoubtedly one of the most important compounds for materials science. We recently explored unique macrocycles composed of aromatic hydrocarbons. Among various interesting findings, we wish to overview our recent contributions to materials science in this account. Macrocycles from robust synthesis have been found superior in its performances over conventional materials, which highlights importance of organic synthesis. Shaped in unique structures via elaborate synthesis, macrocycles have also paved a way to unexpected functions/devices. The importance of molecular design shall be clear from these results that have been obtained by using macrocycles composed solely of hydrogen and carbon atoms.