Journal article

Controlling the crystalline three-dimensional order in bulk materials by single-wall carbon nanotubes

López-Andarias J, López J, Atienza C, Brunetti F, Romero-Nieto C, Guldi D, Martín N ...see all

Nature Communications, vol. 5 (2014) Published by Nature Publishing Group

  • 21


    Mendeley users who have this article in their library.
  • 12


    Citations of this article.
Sign in to save reference


The construction of ordered single-wall carbon nanotube soft-materials at the nanoscale is currently an important challenge in science. Here we use single-wall carbon nanotubes as a tool to gain control over the crystalline ordering of three-dimensional bulk materials composed of suitably functionalized molecular building blocks. We prepare p-type nanofibres from tripeptide and pentapeptide-containing small molecules, which are covalently connected to both carboxylic and electron-donating 9,10-di(1,3-dithiol-2-ylidene)-9,10-dihydroanthracene termini. Adding small amounts of single-wall carbon nanotubes to the so-prepared p-nanofibres together with the externally controlled self assembly by charge screening by means of Ca(2+) results in new and stable single-wall carbon nanotube-based supramolecular gels featuring remarkably long-range internal order.

Get free article suggestions today

Mendeley saves you time finding and organizing research

Sign up here
Already have an account ?Sign in

Find this document

Get full text


  • Javier López-Andarias

  • Juan Luis López

  • Carmen Atienza

  • Fulvio G. Brunetti

  • Carlos Romero-Nieto

  • Dirk M. Guldi

Cite this document

Choose a citation style from the tabs below

Save time finding and organizing research with Mendeley

Sign up for free