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Controlling the length of self-assembled nanotubes by sonication followed by polymer wrapping

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Abstract

This work demonstrates that sonication, followed by polymer-wrapping, is an effective strategy to modulate the length of self-assembled nanotubes. The length distributions of the nanotubes were controlled by varying the amplitude of sonication. Wrapping the nanotubes with ionic polymers suspended the propensity of the nanotube fragments to re-assemble over time into their elongated precursors.

Graphical abstract: Controlling the length of self-assembled nanotubes by sonication followed by polymer wrapping

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The article was received on 22 Sep 2017, accepted on 08 Nov 2017 and first published on 08 Nov 2017


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C7CC07418B
Citation: Chem. Commun., 2017,53, 12806-12809
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    Controlling the length of self-assembled nanotubes by sonication followed by polymer wrapping

    M. Ji, B. Daniels, A. Shieh, D. A. Modarelli and J. R. Parquette, Chem. Commun., 2017, 53, 12806
    DOI: 10.1039/C7CC07418B

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