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Supramolecular Chemistry of Fullerenes and Carbon Nanotubes

Supramolecular Chemistry of Fullerenes and Carbon Nanotubes

Nazario Martin (Editor), Jean-Francois Nierengarten (Editor)

ISBN: 978-3-527-65012-5 April 2012 418 Pages


Collating our current knowledge and the latest developments for enabling breakthrough discoveries, this book focuses on the synthesis and applications of materials that are based on supramolecular assemblies of carbon nanostructures, with an emphasis on fullerenes and nanotubes. In so doing, it provides readers with an overview of the different types of supramolecular architectures, accentuating the outstanding geometrical, electronic and photophysical properties of the building blocks and the resulting structures. It makes use of basic concepts and real-life applications -- from simple syntheses to complex architectures, from instructive examples to working experimental procedures, and from photophysics to solar cells. A large part of each chapter is devoted to the methods and possibilities of controlling and tuning these molecular assemblies in order to obtain working devices.
Fascinating reading for materials scientists, organic chemists, molecular physicists, and those in the semiconductor industry.
Introduction: Preparation, Covalent Chemistry, Applications
Receptors for Pristine Fullerenes: Cyclodextrines, Cycloveratrilenes, Calixarenes;
Concave-Convex Interactions
Supramolecular Chemistry of Porphyrins and C60
Supramolecular Chemistry of Crown Ethers and C60
H-Bonding Involving Fullerenes
Fullerene-Containing Catenanes and Rotaxanes: Molecular Motors and Machinery
Photophysics of Supramolecular Systems Involving Fullerenes and Carbon Nanotubes: Energy versus Electron Transfer
Liquid Crystals, Micelles and Gels
Self-Assembly on Surfaces: Self-Assembled Monolayers, Nanoparticles
Organizing Fullerenes on Solid Surfaces with STM
Ionic Motifs
Applications of Supramolecular Ensembles with Fullerenes and CNTs: Solar Cells, Transistors
Supramolecular Chemistry of CNTs and other Carbon Nanostructures
Supramolecular Fullerene Polymers and Dendrimers
Practical Aspects: Methods, Techniques, Practical Examples, Experimental Procedures