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Permethylated cyclodextrin-based insulated molecular wires

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Insulated molecular wires (IMWs), in which the π-conjugated polymers are covered by a protective sheath, have attracted considerable attention because of their potential applicability in next-generation mono-molecular electronic devices. We have developed new methods of synthesizing IMWs involving the polymerization of permethylated cyclodextrin (PMCD)-based rotaxane monomers. The obtained IMWs are highly soluble in organic solvents and have a high covering ratio, rigidity, and photoluminescence efficiency; further, they show high charge mobility, even in the solid state. In this review, the synthetic methodologies and characteristic of IMWs are discussed.

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The article was received on 27 May 2011, accepted on 22 Jun 2011 and first published on 29 Jul 2011

Article type: Review Article
DOI: 10.1039/C1PY00243K
Citation: Polym. Chem., 2011,2, 2444-2452
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    Permethylated cyclodextrin-based insulated molecular wires

    J. Terao, Polym. Chem., 2011, 2, 2444
    DOI: 10.1039/C1PY00243K

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