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Current Organic Synthesis


ISSN (Print): 1570-1794
ISSN (Online): 1875-6271

Macrocycles as Precursors for Organic Nanotubes

Author(s): Dario Pasini and Marina Ricci

Volume 4 , Issue 1 , 2007

Page: [59 - 80] Pages: 22

DOI: 10.2174/157017907779981606

Price: $65


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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