Supramolecular Conducting Nanowires from Organogels (pages 238–241)
Josep Puigmartí-Luis, Vladimir Laukhin, Ángel Pérez del Pino, José Vidal-Gancedo, Concepció Rovira, Elena Laukhina and David B. Amabilino
Article first published online: 17 OCT 2006 | DOI: 10.1002/anie.200602483
Doped and wired: The organization of the π functional units in amide-functionalized tetrathiafulvalene in a gel by hydrogen-bonding interactions has given rise to nanofibers. Doping with iodine generates a conducting material, which upon annealing gives rise to nanowires with metal-like conductivity (see current-sensing AFM image).