Chemical derivatization of multiwalled carbon nanotubes using diazonium salts

CGR Heald, GG Wildgoose, L Jiang, TGJ Jones, RG Compton

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Abstract

A chem. activated method of covalently derivatizing carbon powder, via the chem. redn. of aryl diazonium salts with hypophosphorous acid, to include the covalent derivatization of multiwalled carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs) is demonstrated. The specific mol. environments of 1-anthraquinonyl moieties attached to MWCNTs (see picture) produce interesting effects. [on SciFinder(R)]
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1794-1799
Number of pages6
JournalChemPhysChem
Volume5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2004

Keywords

  • chem derivatization multiwalled carbon nanotube diazonium salt

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