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Conducting supramolecular nanofibers and nanorods

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Recent progress in the study of electroconducting nanomaterials such as nanofibers, nanorods and other nanostructures based on the supramolecular self-assembly of hexabenzocoronenes, oligo(thiophene)s, tetrathiafulvalenes and perylene-3,4,9,10-tetracarboxylic diimides is described in this tutorial review. Conducting nanofibers and nanorods are constructed by doping π-donors or π-acceptors with oxidants or reductants before/after the formation of such nanostructures; however, some nanofibers show electric conductivity without any doping in the neutral state. Although cation radicals and anion radicals seem to be difficult to form nanofibers and nanorods, a limited number of cation radicals produce conducting nanofibers. For nanofibers and nanorods composed of weak π-donors and π-acceptors, their conductivities are measured by time-resolved microwave conductivity techniques.

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The article was received on 08 Dec 2009 and first published on 16 Mar 2010

Article type: Tutorial Review
DOI: 10.1039/B909347H
Citation: Chem. Soc. Rev., 2010,39, 2420-2427
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    Conducting supramolecular nanofibers and nanorods

    M. Hasegawa and M. Iyoda, Chem. Soc. Rev., 2010, 39, 2420
    DOI: 10.1039/B909347H

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