2013 REU Poster: Proposed Synthesis for Electron-Rich Nanohoops
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Carbon Nanotubes (CNTs) are nano-scale tubes composed of fused benzene rings. The electronic and optical properties of CNTs are determined by chirality and diameter. CNTS are of great interest in developing a multitude of revolutionary technologies due to these properties. A general synthesis was developed which is used to create CPPs with diameters of 7-12 benzenes (- Cycloparaphenylene). It hinges upon the syn conformation of a masked benzene ring which has two rings off para positions with aryl substituents.
Poster presentation at REU Summer's End Research Symposium, 2013, by REU participant George Pantelopulos, Science Community College of Philadelphia - Ramesh Jasti group, Tom Sisto lab mentor
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