Thursday, August 12, 2010

US Patent 7771695 - Molecular clips for fullerenes

This patent from IBM teaches molecular "clips" for carbon nanotubes and fullerenes to enhance electronic applicability. Claim 1 reads:

1. A pi-pi complex of a carbon nanotube with a molecular clip or of a fullerene with a molecular clip, wherein the molecular clip is a Diels-Alder adduct of a polyacene with a dienophile.