Publication
Title
Efficient chemical modification of carbon nanotubes with metallacarboranes
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Abstract
As-produced single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWCNTs) tend to aggregate in bundles due to ππ interactions. Several approaches are nowadays available to debundle, at least partially, the nanotubes through surface modification by both covalent and noncovalent approaches. Herein, we explore different strategies to afford an efficient covalent functionalization of SWCNTs with cobaltabisdicarbollide anions. Aberration-corrected HRTEM analysis reveals the presence of metallacarboranes along the walls of the SWCNTs. This new family of materials presents an outstanding water dispersibility that facilitates its processability for potential applications.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Chemistry: a European journal. - Weinheim
Publication
Weinheim : 2015
ISSN
0947-6539
Volume/pages
21:47(2015), p. 16792-16795
ISI
000366501600011
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UAntwerpen
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Creation 01.12.2015
Last edited 23.05.2017
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