A general electrochemical strategy for synthesizing charge-Transfer complex micro/Nanowires

Liang Ren, Xiaojun Xian, Kai Yan, Lei Fu, Yuwen Liu, Shengli Chen, Zhongfan Liu

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Universal strategies for synthesizing one-dimensional organic nanomaterials are of fundamental importance in the development of more flexible, cheaper and lighter electronics. Charge-transfer (CT) complexes, the major kind of organic conductors, are in the long-term attractive materials owing to their unique crystal structures and conductive properties. In this article, a general strategy for the synthesis of CT complex micro/nanowires based on the localized nanoelectrochemistry using tiny carbon nanotube (CNT) electrodes is presented. This strategy is successfully demonstrated over 12 typical CT complexes, and a general rule for the preparation of various kinds of CT complex micro/nanowires is summarized. The CT complex micro/nanowires thus synthesized have high aspect ratios and long lengths as compared with traditional macroscopic planar electrodes, originating from the onedimensional structural feature with fewer or no defects and the ultrasmall surface area of the CNT. This work provides a more versatile material basis for the fundamental and application studies of low-dimensional organic conductor materials.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1209-1223
Number of pages15
JournalAdvanced Functional Materials
Issue number8
StatePublished - Apr 23 2010

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Chemistry
  • General Materials Science
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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