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Molecular and supramolecular chemistry of rosette nanotubes

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Abstract

A pyrimido[4,5-d]pyrimidine featuring the hydrogen bond donors and acceptors of both guanine (G) and cytosine (C) in the appropriate geometry undergoes hierarchical self-assembly into nanotubular architectures. Specifically, in solution this heterocycle self-organizes into cyclic hexamers through hydrogen bonding interactions, which then further π–π stack into rosette nanotubes (RNTs). The present work reviews the synthetic strategies used to tune the structure of this class of heterocyclic molecules and ultimately tailor the physical properties of the resulting RNTs for potential applications in nanomedicine, catalysis, and renewable energy.

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The article was received on 23 Jun 2016, accepted on 02 Aug 2016 and first published on 03 Aug 2016


Article type: Review Article
DOI: 10.1039/C6RA16315G
Citation: RSC Adv., 2016,6, 75820-75838
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    Molecular and supramolecular chemistry of rosette nanotubes

    R. L. Beingessner, Y. Fan and H. Fenniri, RSC Adv., 2016, 6, 75820
    DOI: 10.1039/C6RA16315G

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