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Anion-templated hexagonal nanotubes

White, Nicholas; MacLachlan, Mark J.

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Hydrogen bonding between bromide anions and a tetrahydroxytriptycene ligand was used to assemble crystalline hexagonal tubes with nanometer diameters in good yield. Use of a hexahydroxytriptycene ligand again gave hexagonal nanotubes, but containing the spontaneously-oxidised quinone– tetrahydroxy ligand. The surprisingly robust nanotubes are stable to heat, vacuum and water, and represent an unprecedented use of O–H/anion coordination to assemble complex three-dimensional structures.

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2015
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/153572
Source: Chemical Science
DOI: 10.1039/c5sc02577j
Access Rights: Open Access

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