Inside Cover: Electrical Switching Behavior of a [60]Fullerene-Based Molecular Wire Encapsulated in a Syndiotactic Poly(methyl methacrylate) Helical Cavity (Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 3/2013)

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  • Dr. Shengli Qi,

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    1. Department of Molecular Design and Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering, Nagoya University, Chikusa-ku, Nagoya 464-8603 (Japan)
    2. Present address: State Key Laboratory of Chemical Resource Engineering, Beijing University of Chemical Technology, Beijing 100029 (China)
    • Department of Molecular Design and Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering, Nagoya University, Chikusa-ku, Nagoya 464-8603 (Japan)
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  • Dr. Hiroki Iida,

    1. Department of Molecular Design and Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering, Nagoya University, Chikusa-ku, Nagoya 464-8603 (Japan)
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  • Dr. Lili Liu,

    1. Department of Chemistry, Graduate School of Science, Nagoya University, Chikusa-ku, Nagoya 464-8602 (Japan)
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  • Prof. Stephan Irle,

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    1. Department of Chemistry, Graduate School of Science, Nagoya University, Chikusa-ku, Nagoya 464-8602 (Japan)
    • Department of Chemistry, Graduate School of Science, Nagoya University, Chikusa-ku, Nagoya 464-8602 (Japan)
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  • Prof. Wenping Hu,

    1. Beijing National Laboratory for Molecular Sciences, Key Laboratory of Organic Solids, Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Science, Beijing 100190 (China)
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  • Prof. Eiji Yashima

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    1. Department of Molecular Design and Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering, Nagoya University, Chikusa-ku, Nagoya 464-8603 (Japan)
    • Department of Molecular Design and Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering, Nagoya University, Chikusa-ku, Nagoya 464-8603 (Japan)
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Abstract

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A helical syndiotactic poly(methyl methacrylate) (st-PMMA) encapsulates C60 molecules within its helical cavity to form a supramolecular peapod-like molecular wire. In their Communication on page 1049 ff., S. Qi, S. Irle, E. Yashima, and co-workers report that sandwich devices fabricated using this helical st-PMMA/C60 inclusion complex exhibit an irreversible electrical switching effect, which results from a violent Coulomb explosion in the peapod C60 wires during the charge injection process.

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