Macrocycles as Precursors for Organic Nanotubes

Author(s): Dario Pasini, Marina Ricci

Journal Name: Current Organic Synthesis

Volume 4 , Issue 1 , 2007

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The use of cyclic structures, which organize themselves in a predicted manner to form tubular structures, is an area of great active interest. This review focuses on the design and characterization of cyclic, covalent compounds as building blocks for tubular aggregates and their behavior as multifunctional, synthetic, defined nanoobjects.

Keywords: Macrocycles, supramolecular chemistry, organic nanotubes, crystal engineering, nanoscience, materials science, chirality

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Year: 2007
Page: [59 - 80]
Pages: 22
DOI: 10.2174/157017907779981606

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