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Nanotrains and self-assembled two-dimensional arrays built from carboranes linked by hydrogen bonding of dipyridones

Sasaki, Takashi and Guerrero, Jason M. and Leonard, Ashley D. and Tour, James M. (2008) Nanotrains and self-assembled two-dimensional arrays built from carboranes linked by hydrogen bonding of dipyridones. Nano Research, 1 (5). pp. 412-419. ISSN 1998-0124 (Print) 1998-0000 (Online)

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Abstract

The strong hydrogen bonding ability of 2-pyridones were exploited to build nanotrains on surfaces. Carborane wheels on axles difunctionalized with 2-pyridone hydrogen bonding units were synthesized and displayed spontaneous formation of linear nanotrains by self-assembly on SiO2 or mica surfaces. Imaging using atomic force microscopy confirmed linear formations with lengths up to 5 µm and heights within the range of the molecular height of the carborance-tipped axles.

Item Type:Article
Subjects:Physical Science > Nanophysics
Physical Science > Nano objects
Material Science > Nanochemistry
Material Science > Nanostructured materials
Divisions:Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Physics
Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Chemistry
ID Code:8412
Deposited By:JNCASR
Deposited On:06 Apr 2010 05:43
Last Modified:06 Apr 2010 05:43

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