Making organic nanotubes with precision

Si Dan Guo, J. Fraser Stoddart, Kang Cai*

*Corresponding author for this work

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The challenges faced in controlling the monodispersity of synthetic nanotubes have hampered the exploration and development of chemistry in confined spaces. Recently in Nature Synthesis, Sue and co-workers have reported an elegant approach to prepare a family of chiral organic nanotubes with well-defined diameters and lengths by dimerizing rim-differentiated pillar[5]arenes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1071-1073
Number of pages3
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 11 2023

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Chemistry
  • Biochemistry
  • Environmental Chemistry
  • General Chemical Engineering
  • Biochemistry, medical
  • Materials Chemistry


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