Switching intermolecular interactions by confinement in carbon nanotubes

T. W. Chamberlain*, M. A. Lebedeva, W. Abuajwa, Mikhail Suetin, W. Lewis, E. Bichoutskaia, M. Schröder, A. N. Khlobystov

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The encapsulation of trityl-functionalised C60 molecules inside carbon nanotubes drastically affects the intermolecular interactions for this species. Whilst the orientations of molecules in the crystal are often controlled by thermodynamics, the molecular orientations in nanotubes are a result of kinetic control imposed by the mechanism of entry into and encapsulation within the nanotube.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)648-651
Number of pages4
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jan 14 2015

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry


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