A new route to organic nanotubes from porphyrin dendrimers

Yoonkyung Kim, Michael F. Mayer, Steven C. Zimmerman

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By chemically cleaving out the core of a dendritic metalloporphyrin coordination polymer, organic nanotubes can be created (see schematic representation). This is made possible by intramolecularly cross-linking the periphery of the oligomer with a ring-closing metathesis reaction prior to coring.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1121-1126
Number of pages6
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Issue number10
StatePublished - 10 Mar 2003
Externally publishedYes


  • Coordination polymers
  • Dendrimers
  • Metathesis
  • Nanotubes
  • Porphyrinoids

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry (all)


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