This work was supported by the 973 project (2009CB930403) of China and Evonik Industry.
Synthesis of Enantiopure Carbonaceous Nanotubes with Optical Activity†
Article first published online: 28 MAY 2013
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Angewandte Chemie International Edition
Volume 52, Issue 27, pages 6858–6862, July 1, 2013
How to Cite
Liu, S., Duan, Y., Feng, X., Yang, J. and Che, S. (2013), Synthesis of Enantiopure Carbonaceous Nanotubes with Optical Activity. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 52: 6858–6862. doi: 10.1002/anie.201301199
- Issue published online: 21 JUN 2013
- Article first published online: 28 MAY 2013
- Manuscript Received: 11 FEB 2013
- 973 project. Grant Number: 2009CB930403
In one step, self-assembled helical polypyrrole nanotubes were carbonized to enantiopure chiral carbonaceous nanotubes with a partially graphitized nanostructure (see picture). The ordered helical arrangement of the carbon nanostructure resulted in enantiomeric materials with distinct optical activity. Moreover, their unique structure endowed them with high reversible storage capacity of lithium ions.