Haruka Omachi, Yasutomo Segawa, and Kenichiro Itami
Org. Lett. 2011, ASAP. DOI: 10.1021/ol200730m
We herein report the synthesis of cycloparaphenylene-2,6-naphthylene (CPPN), which is the shortest segment of [15,14] chiral carbon nanotube. As [n]CPP ([n]cycloparaphenylene) is the shortest segment of armchair carbon nanotubes, it will be possible to synthesize chiral or armchair carbon nanotube selectively by using CPP or CPPN.