Effect of covalent chemistry on the electronic structure and properties of carbon nanotubes and graphene.

@article{Bekyarova2013EffectOC,
  title={Effect of covalent chemistry on the electronic structure and properties of carbon nanotubes and graphene.},
  author={Elena B. Bekyarova and Santanu Sarkar and Feihu Wang and Mikhail E Itkis and Irina Kalinina and Xiaojuan Tian and R. C. Haddon},
  journal={Accounts of chemical research},
  year={2013},
  volume={46 1},
  pages={65-76}
}
In this Account, we discuss the chemistry of graphitic materials with particular reference to three reactions studied by our research group: (1) aryl radical addition, from diazonium precursors, (2) Diels-Alder pericyclic reactions, and (3) organometallic complexation with transition metals. We provide a unified treatment of these reactions in terms of the degenerate valence and conduction bands of graphene at the Dirac point and the relationship of their orbital coefficients to the HOMO and… CONTINUE READING
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