"One-dimensional hydrogen bonding networks of bis-hydroxylated diamantane formed inside double-walled carbon nanotubes"

Yusuke Nakanishi: Haruka Omachi, Natalie A. Fokina, Peter R. Schreiner, Jonathan Becker, Jeremy E. P. Dahl, Robert M. K. Carlson and Hisanori Shinohara; Chemical Communications, 02/06/18.

Additional Authors: Haruka Omachi, Natalie A. Fokina, Peter R. Schreiner, Jonathan Becker, Jeremy E. P. Dahl, Robert M. K. Carlson and Hisanori Shinohara

Abstract:

1,6-Bis(hydroxymethyl)diamantane spontaneously aligns inside double-walled carbon nanotubes. The encapsulated molecules form a one-dimensional network within the double-walled carbon nanotubes through hydrogen bonding that leads to a highly dense filling as compared to unfunctionalized diamantane. Improving the encapsulation yields of precursors via functionalization is crucial to prepare novel one-dimensional materials.