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Macrocycles as Precursors for Organic Nanotubes

[ Vol. 4 , Issue. 1 ]


Dario Pasini and Marina Ricci   Pages 59 - 80 ( 22 )


The use of cyclic structures, which organize themselves in a predicted manner to form tubular structures, is an area of great active interest. This review focuses on the design and characterization of cyclic, covalent compounds as building blocks for tubular aggregates and their behavior as multifunctional, synthetic, defined nanoobjects.


Macrocycles, supramolecular chemistry, organic nanotubes, crystal engineering, nanoscience, materials science, chirality


Department of Organic Chemistry, University of Pavia, Viale Taramelli, 10 - 27100 Pavia, Italy.

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