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Archives of Organic and Inorganic Chemical Sciences

Editorial(ISSN: 2637-4609)

Nano-Grid[n]arenes: A Diverse Platform of Covalently Hierarchical Meta-molecules Volume 1 - Issue 4

Linghai XIE*

  • Center for Molecular Systems & Organic Devices, Nanjing University of Posts & Telecommunications, China

Received: February 06, 2018;   Published: February 16, 2018

Corresponding author: Linghai XIE, Center for Molecular Systems & Organic Devices (CMSOD), Institute of Advanced Materials (IAM), Nanjing University of Posts & Telecommunications, 9 Wenyuan Road, Nanjing, 210023, China, Tel: 86 187 5187 6505; Email:

DOI: 10.32474/AOICS.2018.01.000118

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In the background of the era of consciousness (EOC) from carbon to robot, we proposed an alternative way via the nanoarchitectures to challenge suspended issues from plastic electronics. Covalent meta-molecules with the features of structural diversity, hierarchy and cross-scale have absolute advantages to decode the universe law of matter and to explore the advanced materials. In the past decade, we focus on a versatile C (sp3)- C (sp2) reaction of fluorenol’sFrediel-Crafts protocol (FOH's FCP) [1] as a tool of molecular installing technology, associated with the Pd-catalyzed (sp2)- C (sp2) coupling reaction such as Suzuki cross-coupling reaction. A series of the complex di aryl fluorine's (CDAFs), have been synthesized, including small molecules, polymers, as well as covalent nanostructures via the An+Bn and/ or Ann modes where A represents for fluorine's (from Alcohol) and Before benzene substrates [2-8]. Recently, we discoverednano-gridarenes that is a huge family of organic unit nanogrids [9], multigrids [10] as well as polygrids [11] after the exploration of fluorine-based nano synthesis ten year age [12]. Grid polymers serve as the advanced soluble nanopolymers with potential application of light-emitting diodes, lasers, solar cells and memory [13]. In perspective, in the framework of systematically cross-scale and hierarchical chemistry, various meta-structures will be designed and fabricated from the range of zero-dimensional nanomolecules, one-dimensional nanopolymers via strong nano linkages, two-dimensional covalent organic frameworks, and 3D nano-architectures as well as fractal nanostructures via the fluorenol’snanosynthons, offering a series of state-of-the-art models and advanced materials.


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  2. Xie LH, Ling QD, Hou XY, Huang W (2008) An effective Friedel-Crafts postfunctionalization of poly(N-vinylcarbazole) to tune carrier trans portation of supramolecular organic semiconductors based on pi- stacked polymers for nonvolatile flash memory cell. Journal of the Amer ican Chemical Society 130(7): 2120-2121.
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