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Elements for a rational polymer approach towards carbon nanostructures.

École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Institute of Materials, EPFL - STI - IMX - LMOM, MXG 037, Station 12, 1015 Lausanne, Switzerland.
Angewandte Chemie International Edition (Impact Factor: 11.34). 05/2012; 51(27):6569-71. DOI: 10.1002/anie.201201423
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ABSTRACT Growth spurt: A recent series of publications promises to pave the way for a polymer approach towards well-defined carbon nanostructures by combining the stepwise organic synthesis of carbon nanotube (CNT) end caps and their use as templates for CNT growth by Diels-Alder addition of nitroethylene as a masked acetylene derivative.

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