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Self-assembled wires and channels

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  • Dr. Cornelus F. van Nostrum

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    1. Department of Organic Chemistry, University of Nijmegen Toernooiveld, 6525 ED Nijmegen (The Netherlands)
    • Department of Organic Chemistry, University of Nijmegen Toernooiveld, 6525 ED Nijmegea (The Netherlands)
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  • I thank Prof. Roeland J. M. Nolte for discussions and his interest in this work.

Abstract

Supramolecular wires and channels are one-dimensional molecular materials capable of transporting charge, etc. in a predefined direction. Examples are given of wires and channels that have been formed by self-assembly in the liquid-crystalline state or in solution, for example from alkoxy-substituted triphenylenes (see Figure; R = aliphatic chain), using various approaches. The underlying principles are stressed.

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