Supramolecular wrapping around single-walled carbon nanotubes with fullerodendrons

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

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Recently, we have reported facile synthesis of fullerodendron, which is soluble in various solvents and have an amphiphilic character. During our studies on self-assembly of fullerodendron using van der Waals cohesive interaction of fullerene moiety, we found that this molecule strongly interacted with carbon nanotubes and act as a solubilizer of them. Here we report that a solution of fullerodendrons having poly(amidoamine) dendritic wedge dissolve SWNTs via supramolecular wrapping and formation of a fullerodendron/SWNT nanocomposite.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2005
Event54th SPSJ Annual Meeting 2005 - Yokohama, Japan
Duration: May 25 2005May 27 2005


Other54th SPSJ Annual Meeting 2005


  • Carbon nanotubes
  • Dendron
  • Fullerene
  • Fullerodendron

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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    Tamura, M., Takaguchi, Y., Tsuboi, S., Uchida, T., Shimamura, K., Kimura, S. I., Wakahara, T., Maeda, Y., & Akasaka, T. (2005). Supramolecular wrapping around single-walled carbon nanotubes with fullerodendrons. Paper presented at 54th SPSJ Annual Meeting 2005, Yokohama, Japan.