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Organization of single-walled carbon nanotubes wrapped with liquid-crystalline π-conjugated oligomers

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Abstract

Two oligo(phenylenevinylene)s with cyanobiphenyl terminates were synthesized as non-covalent modifiers of single walled carbon nanotubes (SWNTs). The wrapping of SWNTs with synthesized oligomers enhanced the dispersibility in CHCl3 by the dissociation of SWNT bundle structures. It was found that the addition of oligomers caused self-organized precipitation from a homogeneous dispersed solution of SWNT complexes. The self-organized precipitates exhibited thermotropic liquid-crystalline properties.

Graphical abstract: Organization of single-walled carbon nanotubes wrapped with liquid-crystalline π-conjugated oligomers

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The article was received on 17 Oct 2008, accepted on 28 Nov 2008 and first published on 22 Jan 2009


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/B818352J
Citation: J. Mater. Chem., 2009,19, 1086-1092
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    Organization of single-walled carbon nanotubes wrapped with liquid-crystalline π-conjugated oligomers

    M. Kimura, N. Miki, N. Adachi, Y. Tatewaki, K. Ohta and H. Shirai, J. Mater. Chem., 2009, 19, 1086
    DOI: 10.1039/B818352J

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