27 August 2003 Single-wall carbon nanotubes as templates for organic molecules
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Abstract
Single wall carbon nanotubes are insoluble in most organic solvents such as toluene. Improvements in the solubility of the single wall carbon nanotubes are however seen as a result of specific interactions with molecules such as terphenyl and anthracene. Suspensions formed in toluene with these molecules and the single wall carbon nanotubes are seen to be stable over prolonged periods. Spectroscopic analysis clearly shows an interaction between the carbon nanotubes and the molecules. It is proposed in this study that the use of these more simple molecular systems may help elucidate the nature and extent of the interaction in more complex composite based systems.
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Theresa G. Hedderman, Theresa G. Hedderman, Luke O'Neill, Luke O'Neill, A. Maguire, A. Maguire, Sinead Mary Keogh, Sinead Mary Keogh, Elizabeth Gregan, Elizabeth Gregan, Brendan McCarthy, Brendan McCarthy, Alan Brian Dalton, Alan Brian Dalton, Gordon Chambers, Gordon Chambers, Hugh James Byrne, Hugh James Byrne, } "Single-wall carbon nanotubes as templates for organic molecules", Proc. SPIE 4876, Opto-Ireland 2002: Optics and Photonics Technologies and Applications, (27 August 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.463634; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.463634
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