Pyridine-boryl (py-boryl) radicals serve as efficient electron-doping reagents for single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWCNTs). The doping mechanism comprises electron transfer from the py-boryl radical to the SWCNT. The formation of a stable py-boryl cation is essential for efficient doping; the captodative effect of the py-boryl cation is important to this process.
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- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Ceramics and Composites
- General Chemistry
- Surfaces, Coatings and Films
- Metals and Alloys
- Materials Chemistry