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Nanocalipers as novel molecular scaffolds for carbon nanotubes

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Abstract

We have been developing host–guest chemistry for separation of carbon nanotubes (CNTs) according to diameter, metallicity, and even handedness. The host molecules named “nanotweezers” consisting of a rigid core and two receptors were designed and applied to CNT separation. To apply this methodology for separation of a wider range of CNTs with better selectivity, “nanocalipers” have been designed, which include a core, two corners, and two receptors. In this review, we focus on “nanocalipers”, new host molecules next to the nanotweezers, from their molecular design and synthesis to CNT separation.

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The article was received on 27 Feb 2017, accepted on 30 Mar 2017 and first published on 31 Mar 2017


Article type: Review Article
DOI: 10.1039/C7QO00158D
Citation: Org. Chem. Front., 2017,4, 911-919
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    Nanocalipers as novel molecular scaffolds for carbon nanotubes

    G. Liu, Y. Miyake and N. Komatsu, Org. Chem. Front., 2017, 4, 911
    DOI: 10.1039/C7QO00158D

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