Sophie Haberland

PhD Student

Location: HCI G-322
Phone: +41-44-63-34171
Sophie Haberland


2007–2012: Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Sciences, ETH Zürich
2012–2014: Master of Science in Interdisciplinary Sciences, ETH Zürich
Since 2014: Graduate Student with F. Diederich, ETH Zürich

Extended Fulvalenes

Extended fulvalenes are composed of two fully unsaturated odd-membered rings conjugated via an [n]cumulene moiety. These hydrocarbons can be highly polarized if substituted with rings of different sizes. Aromatic stabilization via charge transfer conjugation is the source of their unusual structures and properties.

Extended Fulvalene


  1. A. D. Finke, S. Haberland, W. B. Schweizer, P. Chen and F. Diederich, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2013, 52, 9827–9830. A Mild, Thermal Pentafulvene-to-Benzene Rearrangement.
  2. A. D. Finke, B. O. Jahn, A. Saithalavi, C. Dahlstrand, D. Nauroozi, S. Haberland, J.-P. Gisselbrecht, C. Boudon, E. Mijangos, W. B. Schweizer, S. Ott, H. Ottosson, F. Diederich, Chem. Eur. J. 2015, 21, 8168–8176. The 6,6-Dicyanopentafulvene Core: A Template for the Design of Electron-Acceptor Compounds.

Last update: September 2015