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Confined polydiacetylene polymerization reactions for programmed length control

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Abstract

Polydiacetylene polymers of defined lengths are formed from self-assembled precursors inside nanocorrals created within grafted graphite substrates. A scanning tunneling microscope tip is used to nanoshave corrals at the liquid–solid interface allowing orientationally controlled supramolecular self-assembly of linear diacetylene molecules. Electrical pulses trigger topological one-dimensional polymerization reactions that are confined by the nanocorral template dimensions.

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The article was received on 02 Feb 2017, accepted on 07 Mar 2017 and first published on 07 Mar 2017


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C7CC00885F
Citation: Chem. Commun., 2017,53, 4207-4210
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    Confined polydiacetylene polymerization reactions for programmed length control

    L. Verstraete, B. E. Hirsch, J. Greenwood and S. De Feyter, Chem. Commun., 2017, 53, 4207
    DOI: 10.1039/C7CC00885F

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