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Issue 11, 2015
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Anion-templated hexagonal nanotubes

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Abstract

Hydrogen bonding between bromide anions and a tetrahydroxytriptycene ligand was used to assemble crystalline hexagonal tubes with nanometer diameters in good yield. Use of a hexahydroxytriptycene ligand again gave hexagonal nanotubes, but containing the spontaneously-oxidised quinone–tetrahydroxy ligand. The surprisingly robust nanotubes are stable to heat, vacuum and water, and represent an unprecedented use of O–H⋯anion coordination to assemble complex three-dimensional structures.

Graphical abstract: Anion-templated hexagonal nanotubes

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Submitted
16 Jul 2015
Accepted
20 Aug 2015
First published
27 Aug 2015

This article is Open Access
All publication charges for this article have been paid for by the Royal Society of Chemistry

Chem. Sci., 2015,6, 6245-6249
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Anion-templated hexagonal nanotubes

N. G. White and M. J. MacLachlan, Chem. Sci., 2015, 6, 6245
DOI: 10.1039/C5SC02577J

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