Format

Send to

Choose Destination
J Am Chem Soc. 2002 Feb 6;124(5):760-1.

Organic functionalization of carbon nanotubes.

Author information

1
Dipartimento di Scienze Farmaceutiche, Università di Trieste, Piazzale Europa 1, 34127 Trieste, Italy.

Abstract

A very general and versatile method for functionalizing different types of carbon nanotubes is described, using the 1,3-dipolar cycloaddition of azomethine ylides. Approximately one organic group per 100 carbon atoms of the nanotube is introduced, to yield remakably soluble bundles of nanotubes, as seen in transmission electron micrographs. The solubilization of the nanotubes generates a novel, interesting class of materials, which combines the properties of the nanotubes and the organic moiety, thus offering new opportunities for applications in materials science, including the preparation of nanocomposites.

PMID:
11817945
DOI:
10.1021/ja016954m

Supplemental Content

Full text links

Icon for American Chemical Society
Loading ...
Support Center