Bottom-up synthesis and thread-in-bead structures of finite (n,0)-zigzag single-wall carbon nanotubes.

The last remaining synthetic target of finite single-wall carbon nanotube models, the zigzag nanotube, has been accomplished through bottom-up chemical synthesis. The zigzag nanotube was synthetically accessible without constructing long-sought yet elusive cyclacene structures but with a cycloarylene structure by devising its cutout positions. The… CONTINUE READING