The front cover tells the story of the synthesis of zigzag beltarenes. As one of the first authors, Qinghui finished the most challenging part of this high-level publication at Tsinghua University and constructed the octahydrobeltarenes by stitching up all four fjords of resorcinarenes through multiple intramolecular Friedel-Crafts alkylations in a straightforward way prior to joining the Stoddart group in 2017.
The supplementary cover describes a strategy of preparing polyelectrolyte single crystals from a tricationic monomer by an ultraviolet-induced topochemical polymerization. Qinghui elucidated the structure of the polycationic polymer at the molecular level and the mechanism of proton conductivity in the highly ordered polymeric structure in a collaboration with 20 co-authors.
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