A simple, high yield method for the synthesis of organic wires from aromatic molecules using nitric acid as the solvent

Meng Zhao, Shuai Wang, Qiaoliang Bao, Yu Wang, Priscilla Kailian Ang, Kianping Loh

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Using concentrated nitric acid as the solvent, and water as the non-solvent, one-dimensional (1D) organic nanowires can be synthesized in a simple, one-pot process with high yield. The method has broad validity to a wide range of aromatic molecules for the synthesis of derivatized organic wires.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4153 - 4155
Number of pages3
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number14
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Externally publishedYes

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