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Carbon-Rich Compounds: From Molecules to Materials



Carbon-Rich Compounds: From Molecules to Materials

Michael M. Haley (Editor), Rik R. Tykwinski (Editor)

ISBN: 978-3-527-60724-2 May 2006 663 Pages


This is the only up-to-date book on the market to focus on the synthesis of these compounds in this particularly suitable way. A team of excellent international authors guarantees high-quality content, covering such topics as monodisperse carbon-rich oligomers, molecular electronic wires, polyaromatic hydrocarbons, nonconjugated small molecules, nanotubes, fullerenes, polyynes, macrocycles, dendrimers, phenylenes and diamondoid structures.
The result is a must-have for everyone working in this expanding and interdisciplinary field, including organic and polymer chemists, materials scientists, and chemists working in industry.


List of Contributors.

1. Pioneers of Carbon-rich Compounds.

2. Electronic Conduction in Photoactive Metallo-wires.

3. All-benzenoid Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons: Synthesis, Self-assembly and Applications in Organic Electronics.

4. [N]Phenylenes: a Novel Class of Cyclohexatrienoid Hydrocarbons.

5. A Solid State Strategy for the Preparation of Carbon-rich Polymers.

6. Chiral Carbon-rich Macrocycles and Cyclophanes.

7. Carbon-rich Cycles with Two and More 1,3-Butadiyne Units ? Syntheses, Structures and Reactivities.

8. Carbon-rich Structures: Computational Considerations.

9. Fullerene Reactivity – Fullerene Cations and Open-Cage Fullerenes.

10. Polyynes.

11. Defined-length Carbon-rich Conjugated Oligomers.

12. Synthesis and Chemistry of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons with Curved Surfaces: Buckybowls.

13. Reduction of Carbon-rich Compounds.


"Each chapter is superbly written and contains a vast collection of references…an excellent resource for researchers working in these areas." (Journal of the American Chemical Society, November 1, 2006)

"The text is clearly written and the synthetic schemes adequately explained. Its wealth of information and the extensive bibliography make this book a good companion to the graduate student, the synthetic chemist or the chemical technologist." (Chemistry World)