Semiconducting single crystals comprising segregated arrays of complexes of C60

Jonathan C. Barnes, Edward J. Dale, Aleksandrs Prokofjevs, Ashwin Narayanan, Ian C. Gibbs-Hall, Michal Juríček, Charlotte L. Stern, Amy A. Sarjeant, Youssry Y. Botros, Samuel I Stupp, J. Fraser Stoddart

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Abstract

Although pristine C60 prefers to adopt a face-centered cubic packing arrangement in the solid state, it has been demonstrated that noncovalent-bonding interactions with a variety of molecular receptors lead to the complexation of C60 molecules, albeit usually with little or no control over their long-range order. Herein, an extended viologen-based cyclophane-ExBox24+-has been employed as a molecular receptor which, not only binds C60 one-on-one, but also results in the columnar self-assembly of the 1:1 inclusion complexes under ambient conditions. These one-dimensional arrays of fullerenes stack along the long axis of needle-like single crystals as a consequence of multiple noncovalent-bonding interactions between each of the inclusion complexes. The electrical conductivity of these crystals is on the order of 10-7 S cm-1, even without any evacuation of oxygen, and matches the conductivity of high-quality, unfunctionalized C60-based materials that typically require stringent high-temperature vaporization techniques, along with the careful removal of oxygen and moisture, prior to measuring their conductance.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2392-2399
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of the American Chemical Society
Volume137
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 18 2015

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Viologens
Single crystals
Oxygen
Fullerenes
Electric Conductivity
Volatilization
Complexation
Vaporization
Needles
Self assembly
Moisture
Crystals
Molecules
Temperature
pristine (C60)

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  • Chemistry(all)
  • Catalysis
  • Biochemistry
  • Colloid and Surface Chemistry

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Barnes, J. C., Dale, E. J., Prokofjevs, A., Narayanan, A., Gibbs-Hall, I. C., Juríček, M., ... Stoddart, J. F. (2015). Semiconducting single crystals comprising segregated arrays of complexes of C60. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 137(6), 2392-2399. https://doi.org/10.1021/ja512959g

Semiconducting single crystals comprising segregated arrays of complexes of C60. / Barnes, Jonathan C.; Dale, Edward J.; Prokofjevs, Aleksandrs; Narayanan, Ashwin; Gibbs-Hall, Ian C.; Juríček, Michal; Stern, Charlotte L.; Sarjeant, Amy A.; Botros, Youssry Y.; Stupp, Samuel I; Stoddart, J. Fraser.

In: Journal of the American Chemical Society, Vol. 137, No. 6, 18.02.2015, p. 2392-2399.

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Barnes, JC, Dale, EJ, Prokofjevs, A, Narayanan, A, Gibbs-Hall, IC, Juríček, M, Stern, CL, Sarjeant, AA, Botros, YY, Stupp, SI & Stoddart, JF 2015, 'Semiconducting single crystals comprising segregated arrays of complexes of C60', Journal of the American Chemical Society, vol. 137, no. 6, pp. 2392-2399. https://doi.org/10.1021/ja512959g
Barnes JC, Dale EJ, Prokofjevs A, Narayanan A, Gibbs-Hall IC, Juríček M et al. Semiconducting single crystals comprising segregated arrays of complexes of C60. Journal of the American Chemical Society. 2015 Feb 18;137(6):2392-2399. https://doi.org/10.1021/ja512959g
Barnes, Jonathan C. ; Dale, Edward J. ; Prokofjevs, Aleksandrs ; Narayanan, Ashwin ; Gibbs-Hall, Ian C. ; Juríček, Michal ; Stern, Charlotte L. ; Sarjeant, Amy A. ; Botros, Youssry Y. ; Stupp, Samuel I ; Stoddart, J. Fraser. / Semiconducting single crystals comprising segregated arrays of complexes of C60. In: Journal of the American Chemical Society. 2015 ; Vol. 137, No. 6. pp. 2392-2399.
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