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The dynamic, size-dependent properties of [5]–[12]cycloparaphenylenes

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[n]Cycloparaphenylenes (or “carbon nanohoops”) are cyclic fragments of carbon nanotubes that consist of n para linked benzene rings. These strained, all sp2 hybridized macrocycles, have size-dependent optical and electronic properties that are the most dynamic at the smallest size regime where n = 5–12. This review highlights the unique physical phenomena surrounding this class of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, specifically emphasizing the novel structural, optical, and electronic properties of [5]–[12]CPPs.

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The article was received on 03 Mar 2015 and first published on 27 Apr 2015

Article type: Tutorial Review
DOI: 10.1039/C5CS00143A
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Chem. Soc. Rev., 2015,44, 6401-6410

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    The dynamic, size-dependent properties of [5]–[12]cycloparaphenylenes

    E. R. Darzi and R. Jasti, Chem. Soc. Rev., 2015, 44, 6401
    DOI: 10.1039/C5CS00143A

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