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Designing nanotubes

Huizing, A.P. and Dijken, D.J. van and Feringa, B.L. (2012) Designing nanotubes. Bachelor's Thesis, Chemistry.

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An amphiphile molecule designed to be a light-induced switch, was found to form self-assembled, stable, uniform nanotubes. In this report an attempt to change the dimensions of the nanotube wall is described. The approach is based on a systematic change in the molecular design of the molecule i.e. on changing the length of the alkyl chains. A hydrophobic precursor for a new nanotube amphiphile is synthesized, in attempt to control the morphology of the nanotubes. The synthesis of the precursor is described and also the future plans towards the complete synthesis of the nanotube amphiphile are presented. We also highlight the mechanisms of two interesting reactions used in the synthesis; the Snieckus anionic Friedel-crafts cyclisation reaction and the Barton-Kellogg reaction.

Item Type: Thesis (Bachelor's Thesis)
Degree programme: Chemistry
Thesis type: Bachelor's Thesis
Language: English
Date Deposited: 15 Feb 2018 07:48
Last Modified: 15 Feb 2018 07:48

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