We thank Drs. N. Kishi (Nagoya Institute of Technology) and T. Saito (AIST) for their experimental assistance in the synthesis of coronenes@SWCNTs and spectroscopic measurements. We also thank Drs. M. Tange, A. Furube (AIST), Y. Hayamizu (University of Washington), and Y. Kitahama (Kwansei Gakuin Univ.) for helpful discussions. Partial support by Grants-in-Aid from MEXT (Japan) is acknowledged by T.O. (no21685017) and by Z.L. and K.S. (no19054017).
Coaxially Stacked Coronene Columns inside Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes†
Article first published online: 23 MAR 2011
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Angewandte Chemie International Edition
Volume 50, Issue 21, pages 4853–4857, May 16, 2011
How to Cite
Okazaki, T., Iizumi, Y., Okubo, S., Kataura, H., Liu, Z., Suenaga, K., Tahara, Y., Yudasaka, M., Okada, S. and Iijima, S. (2011), Coaxially Stacked Coronene Columns inside Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 50: 4853–4857. doi: 10.1002/anie.201007832
- Issue published online: 6 MAY 2011
- Article first published online: 23 MAR 2011
- Manuscript Revised: 25 FEB 2011
- Manuscript Received: 13 DEC 2010
- MEXT. Grant Numbers: 21685017, 19054017
- molecular imaging probe;
Pancakes in tubes: Coronenes, a class of planar π-conjugated molecules, organize in 1D structures when using single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWCNTs) as templates (see picture). Coronene columns with coaxial stacking in SWCNTs exhibit characteristic fluorescence spectra that significantly differ from those of isolated coronene molecules and three-dimensional crystals and that are related to their well-ordered 1D structure.