para-Connected Cyclophenylenes and Hemispherical Polyarenes: Building Blocks for Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes?
Article first published online: 30 APR 2012
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Angewandte Chemie International Edition
Volume 51, Issue 29, pages 7094–7101, July 16, 2012
How to Cite
Bunz, U. H. F., Menning, S. and Martín, N. (2012), para-Connected Cyclophenylenes and Hemispherical Polyarenes: Building Blocks for Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes?. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 51: 7094–7101. doi: 10.1002/anie.201201494
- Issue published online: 11 JUL 2012
- Article first published online: 30 APR 2012
- Manuscript Received: 23 FEB 2012
Carbon nanotubes by design? Cyclo-para-phenylenes are monomers for the synthesis of armchair carbon nanotubes (see picture, right), and are also attractive fluorophores that display size-dependent emission properties. Geodesic polyarenes represent a realistic alternative for the rational design of carbon nanotubes through the chemical elongation of the hydrocarbon template (left).