Microwave-Assisted Functionalization of Single-Wall Carbon Nanotubes Through Diazonium

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Single-wall carbon nanotubes (SWNTs) have been functionalized by a diazonium method through both a classical thermal reaction and a microwave-assisted reaction. The functionalized SWNTs have been characterized by nIR-Vis-UV absorption spectroscopy, Raman spectroscopy, and thermal gravimetric analysis. The results show that SWNTs are covalently functionalized through both reactions and that the microwave-assisted reaction is more rapid. Moreover, optimal choice of the reaction time can prevent the microwave irradiation from the adverse effect of subsequently removing the functional groups on the SWNT surface.


Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1166/jnn.2007.819

Publication date: October 1, 2007

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  • Journal for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (JNN) is an international and multidisciplinary peer-reviewed journal with a wide-ranging coverage, consolidating research activities in all areas of nanoscience and nanotechnology into a single and unique reference source. JNN is the first cross-disciplinary journal to publish original full research articles, rapid communications of important new scientific and technological findings, timely state-of-the-art reviews with author's photo and short biography, and current research news encompassing the fundamental and applied research in all disciplines of science, engineering and medicine.
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