Effective purification of single-walled carbon nanotubes with reversible noncovalent functionalization

Fushen Lu, Xin Wang, Mohammed Meziani, Li Cao, Leilei Tian, Matthew Bloodgood, Jackie Robinson, Ya-Ping Sun

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An effective purification method for single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWNTs) based on a combination of oxidative acid treatment and reversible noncovalent functionalization with 1-pyreneacetic acid is reported. The functionalization was selective toward the nanotubes, allowing a nearly complete removal of residual metal catalysts and carbonaceous impurities. The resulting highly pure SWNTs remained solvent-dispersible, a valuable feature to potential applications that require solvent-based processing. The functionalization agent could be recovered quantitatively and reused. Effects of the purification process on the composition and properties of the nanotube sample were evaluated.
Originele taal-2Engels
Pagina's (van-tot)7561-7564
Nummer van het tijdschrift10
StatusGepubliceerd - mei 2010
Extern gepubliceerdJa


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