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para-Connected Cyclophenylenes and Hemispherical Polyarenes: Building Blocks for Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes?

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  • Prof. Uwe H. F. Bunz,

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    1. Organisch-Chemisches Institut, Ruprecht-Karls-Universität, Im Neuenheimer Feld 270, 69120 Heidelberg (Germany)
    • Organisch-Chemisches Institut, Ruprecht-Karls-Universität, Im Neuenheimer Feld 270, 69120 Heidelberg (Germany)
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  • Dipl.-Chem. Sebastian Menning,

    1. Organisch-Chemisches Institut, Ruprecht-Karls-Universität, Im Neuenheimer Feld 270, 69120 Heidelberg (Germany)
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  • Prof. Nazario Martín

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    1. Departamento de Química Orgánica, Facultad de Química, Universidad Complutense, 28040 Madrid (Spain)
    2. IMDEA-Nanociencia, Campus UAM, 28048 Madrid (Spain)
    • Departamento de Química Orgánica, Facultad de Química, Universidad Complutense, 28040 Madrid (Spain)
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Abstract

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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).

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