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Lecture Nazario Martin


30 November 2007 FWN-Building 5113.0201, Nijenborgh 4, 9747 AG, Groningen
Speaker: Prof. Dr. Nazario Martin
Affiliation: Organic Chemistry Department, Chemistry Faculty, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain
Title: Concave TTF-type architectures and their self-assembly with fullerenes
Date: Fri Nov 30, 2007
Start: 10.00 hrs
Location: FWN-Building 5113.0201
Host: J.C. Hummelen
Telephone: +31 50 363 5553


   The convex surfaces of photo- and electro-active fullerene s and carbon nanotubes (CNTs) are particularly well-suited for their molecular recognition by concave conjugated fragments. The concave aromatic surface of π -extended tetrathiafulvalene (exTTF) nicely complement the convex exterior of fullerenes and CNTs. Considering these principles, we have studied a series of novel electroactive TTF-type derivatives as supramolecular receptors for fullerenes and CNTs.

The possibility of exploiting the elegant simplicity of these novel supramolecular systems and the electronic and electrochemical properties of their components in the bottom-up construction of nanosized devices is currently under investigation.


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