The latest publication from the SOPR Lab collaborated with Li Research Group from China is on at the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)!

Asst. Prof. M. Mustafa Cetin leading the SOPR Lab at KHAS, İstanbul, Türkiye, and his colleague Asst. Prof. Hao Li from Zhejiang University and ZJU-Hangzhou Global Scientific and Technological Innovation Center, Hangzhou, China have currently published an article at ACS Org. Lett. on Dec 2nd, 2022.
In this work, Dr. Cetin, Dr. Li and their colleagues have synthesized a prism-shaped cage-type molecule (pictured) using a Lewis-acid-catalyzed Friedel–Crafts reaction. Upon being available online, the work has been recognized by the (The Chemical News Magazine) of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) ( with a title of “Instant Cage – Just Add Acid” on Jan 3rd, 2023 by Derek Lowe.  

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A π-Electron Rich Cage via the Friedel–Crafts Reaction

Dingsheng Zhu, Bin Sun, Lu Tong, Yating Wu, M. Mustafa Cetin*Hao Li*

Org. Lett. 2022,24(49), 8980-8985

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