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In-Situ Amino Functionalization of Carbon Nanotubes Using Ball Milling

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A simple chemo-mechanical method is proposed for in-situ amino functionalization of carbon nanotubes (CNTs). Ball milling in the presence of ammonium bicarbonate (NH4HCO3) allowed introduction of functional groups like amine, amide on the surface of CNTs. The milled CNTs were characterized extensively using a particle size analyzer, a transmission electronic microscope, Raman spectrometry, X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy, time-of-flight secondary ion mass spectrometry and surface area measurement to evaluate the influences of ball milling conditions. The results show that CNTs milled with NH4HCO3 were more effectively disentangled and shortened than those without the chemical. The amino termination of the functionalized CNTs makes it possible to covalently bond to polymers and biological systems, as well as the potential applications in electronics industry.
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Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: February 1, 2009

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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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