Supramolecular macrostructures of UPy-functionalized carbon nanotubes

A. Micoli, M. Nieuwenhuizen, M.M.E. Koenigs, M. Quintana, R.P. Sijbesma, M. Prato

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Carbon nanotubes (CNTs) are considered excellent materials for the construction of flexible displays due to their nanoscale dimensions and unique physical and chemical properties. By using the recognition properties of 2-ureido-4[1H]pyrimidinone (UPy), a versatile and simple methodology was demonstrated for the construction of macroscopic structures based on UPy-CNT/polymer composites prepared by a combination of two functionalization approaches: 1) covalent attachment of UPy pendants on the multiwalled CNT surface (UPy-MWCNTs) and 2) directed self-assembly of UPy-MWCNTs within polymers bearing UPy pendants (Bis-UPy 1 and Bis-UPy 2) by quadruple complementary DDAA-AADD hydrogen-bond recognition (D=donor, A=acceptor).
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)14179-14185
JournalChemistry : A European Journal
Issue number40
Publication statusPublished - 2015


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