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Self-Ordering Electron Donor–Acceptor Nanohybrids Based on Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes Across Different Scales


  • Financial support by the Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación (MINECO) of Spain (projects CTQ2011-24652 and Consolider-Ingenio CSD2007-00010), the EU (FUNMOLS FP7-212942-1) the CAM (MADRISOLAR-2 project S2009/PPQ-1533) is acknowledged. We also thank to the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (SFB583), the Office of Basic Energy Sciences of the U.S., and Solar Technologies Go Hybrid. The MINECO of Spain is thanked by C.A. for a Ramón y Cajal contract.


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From nano- to macroscale: The immobilization of photo- and redox-active 9,10-di(1,3-dithiol-2-ylidene)-9,10-dihydroanthracene-based dipeptide 1 onto SWCNTs resulted in a high order of self-alignment among 1/SWCNTs (see picture). The assembly of the 1/SWCNTs is the key for stabilizing long-lived charge-separated states that are formed upon photoexcitation of the SWCNTs.