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Hexahapto-lanthanide interconnects between the conjugated surfaces of single-walled carbon nanotubes

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Abstract

We report the response of the electrical conductivity of semiconducting single-walled carbon nanotube (SWNT) thin films on exposure to metal vapors of the early lanthanides under high vacuum conditions. We attribute the strongly enhanced conductivities observed on deposition of samarium and europium to charge transfer from the metals to the SWNT backbone, thereby leading to the first examples of mixed covalent–ionic bis-hexahapto bonds [(η6-SWNT)M(η6-SWNT), where M = Sm, Eu].

Graphical abstract: Hexahapto-lanthanide interconnects between the conjugated surfaces of single-walled carbon nanotubes

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The article was received on 21 Nov 2013, accepted on 12 Feb 2014 and first published on 20 Feb 2014


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C3DT53291G
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Citation: Dalton Trans., 2014,43, 7379-7382
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    Hexahapto-lanthanide interconnects between the conjugated surfaces of single-walled carbon nanotubes

    M. L. Moser, X. Tian, A. Pekker, S. Sarkar, E. Bekyarova, M. E. Itkis and R. C. Haddon, Dalton Trans., 2014, 43, 7379
    DOI: 10.1039/C3DT53291G

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