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Cerium Compound Nanowires and Nanorings Templated by Mixed Organic Molecules


  • We thank The Tokuyama Science Foundation and The Mazda Foundation's Research Grant for financial support. Supporting Information is available online from Wiley Interscience or from the authors.


Cerium compound nanowires and nanorings with a layered nanostructure (see Figure), templated by AOT (bis(2-ethylhexyl)sulfosuccinate) anions and alkyl alcohol, have been synthesized. Nanowires form in the presence of NaAOT or NaAOT and butyl alcohol. Nanorings form in the presence of NaAOT and octyl alcohol or NaAOT and dodecyl alcohol.

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