Chemical reaction mediated self-assembly of PTCDA into nanofibers

Arshad S. Sayyad, Kaushik Balakrishnan, Pulickel M. Ajayan

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3605-3608
Number of pages4
Issue number9
StatePublished - Sep 2011

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Materials Science


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