Soluble Functionalized Carbon Nanohorns
Abstract:Carbon nanahorns (CNH) were functionalized following the methodology of 1,3-dipolar cycloaddition of azomethine ylides and found to form stable solutions in either organic solvents or water. The number of added functional units, in the form of pyrrolidine moieties, was calculated when a pyrene chromophore was utilized in the modification scheme. Moreover, complementary theoretical calculations revealed that reactivity enhancement is expected at locations near the conical-shaped tip of CNH, where the highest curvature and strain exist. Finally, additional organic transformation of already modified CNH was exploited by covalently linked ferrocene units.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: October 1, 2007
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