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April 10, 2007

Mass produceable Organic Nanotubes

From Nanowerjs, researchers at the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) in Japan have newly designed and synthesized amphiphilic molecules, and have developed a technique for the synthesis of various organic nanotubes of 40-200 nm in inner diameter, 70-500 nm in outer diameter, and several to hundreds ┬Ám in length by self-assembling them in organic solvents.

This method needs less than one thousandth of the solvent used by conventional methods, enabling mass-production of organic nanotubes.

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