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Curves ahead: molecular receptors for fullerenes based on concave–convex complementarity

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Abstract

The unique chemical and physical properties of fullerenes are to a great extent determined by their unusual curved shape. One of the most active fields in fullerene chemistry is the search for molecular receptors able to form stable associates with them in solution, with the purification from fullerite and the self-assembly of nanoscale electronic devices as main driving forces. In this tutorial review we present a brief overview of the recent advances in the construction of molecular receptors that feature curved concave surfaces complementary to the convex surface of fullerenes as a key recognizing element.

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The article was received on 28 Mar 2008 and first published on 30 May 2008


Article type: Tutorial Review
DOI: 10.1039/B802589B
Citation: Chem. Soc. Rev., 2008,37, 1512-1519
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    Curves ahead: molecular receptors for fullerenes based on concave–convex complementarity

    E. M. Pérez and N. Martín, Chem. Soc. Rev., 2008, 37, 1512
    DOI: 10.1039/B802589B

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