New synthetic methods of π-conjugated inclusion complexes with high conductivity

Review Article

DOI: 10.1007/s10847-014-0381-y

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Terao, J. & Tsuji, Y. J Incl Phenom Macrocycl Chem (2014) 80: 165. doi:10.1007/s10847-014-0381-y


A new method for the synthesis of an insulated π-conjugated molecule was developed via the sequential self-inclusion of π-conjugated guest branched permethylated α-cyclodextrin followed by the elongation of the π-conjugated unit. Covering a single π-conjugated wire by an α-cyclodextrin derivatives can suppress conductance fluctuation. The insulated π-conjugated molecules were utilized in the synthesis of highly conductive zigzag- and functionalized-insulated molecular wires.


π-Conjugated molecular wire Molecular electronics Functionalized molecular wire Cyclodextrin Poly(phenylene ethynylene) Rotaxane [1]Rotaxane Polyrotaxane 

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© Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2014

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Energy and Hydrocarbon Chemistry, Graduate School of EngineeringKyoto UniversityKyotoJapan

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