Chemical reaction mediated self-assembly of PTCDA into nanofibers.


Uniform and crystalline nanofibers of perylene-3,4,9,10-tetracarboxylic dianhydride (PTCDA), an insoluble organic semiconducting molecule, have been achieved by self-assembling the molecules using chemical reaction mediated conversion of an appropriately designed soluble precursor, perylene tetracarboxylic acid (PTCA) using carbodiimide chemistry. 
DOI: 10.1039/c1nr10579e


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@article{Sayyad2011ChemicalRM, title={Chemical reaction mediated self-assembly of PTCDA into nanofibers.}, author={Arshad S Sayyad and Kaushik Balakrishnan and Pulickel M. Ajayan}, journal={Nanoscale}, year={2011}, volume={3 9}, pages={3605-8} }