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Nanoscale Res Lett. 2012 Sep 25;7(1):521. doi: 10.1186/1556-276X-7-521.

Copper@polypyrrole nanocables.

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Centro de Investigación en Nanociencia y Nanotecnología, CIN2 (CSIC-ICN), Campus UAB, Bellaterra, Barcelona, 08193, Spain. pedro.gomez@cin2.es.

Abstract

A simple hydrothermal redox reaction between microcrystalline CuOHCl and pyrrole leads to the isolation of striking nanostructures formed by polypyrrole-coated copper nanocables. These multicomponent cables that feature single-crystalline face-centered cubic Cu cores (ca. 300 nm wide and up to 200 μm long) are smoothly coated by conducting polypyrrole, which in addition to its functionality, offers protection against oxidation of the metal core.

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