Accession Number : AD1020939


Title :   Design, Synthesis, and Applications of Carbon Nanohoops


Descriptive Note : Technical Report,15 Feb 2012,14 Feb 2016


Corporate Author : Fort Lewis College Durango United States


Personal Author(s) : Collins,William


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/1020939.pdf


Report Date : 23 May 2016


Pagination or Media Count : 6


Abstract : This project detailed the attempts toward the development of a rapid and diversifiable synthetic route to the carbon nanohoop([n]cycloparaphenylene) or carbon nanotube scaffold through the reductive transformation of a strained macrocyclic molecular precursor. These shape-persistent, conjugated structures are proposed to serve as soluble models of, and synthetic precursors to semi-conducting carbon nanotubes. Moreover, these nanosized rings have the long-term potential to intersitially encapsulate analytes of interest, and to form a variety of new electronic polymer architectures.


Descriptors :   carbon nanotubes , electrons , macrocyclic compounds , molecules


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE