Chemical derivatization of multiwalled carbon nanotubes using diazonium salts

Charles G. R. Heald, Gregory G. Wildgoose, Li Jiang, Timothy G. J. Jones, Richard G. Compton

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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
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 2004


  • chem derivatization multiwalled carbon nanotube diazonium salt

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