Fullerodendron-assisted dispersion of single-walled carbon nanotubes via noncovalent functionalization

Yutaka Takaguchi, Mitsuhiro Tamura, Yuuki Sako, Yasushi Yanagimoto, Sadao Tsuboi, Tetsuya Uchida, Kaoru Shimamura, Shin Ichi Kimura, Takatsugu Wakahara, Yutaka Maeda, Takeshi Akasaka

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Abstract

Single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWNTs) were well dispersed in both water and organic solvent by the use of fullerodendron as a dispersant. A C 60 moiety at the focal point of dendron plays a crucial role in the dispersing process, because dendron having an anthracene unit at the focal point can not disperse SWNTs in THF. The dispersions of SWNTs were characterized by UV-vis-NIR spectroscopy, Raman spectroscopy, SEM, HRTEM, and AFM.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1608-1609
Number of pages2
JournalChemistry Letters
Volume34
Issue number12
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 5 2005

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)

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