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Covalent Sidewall Functionalization of Carbon NanotubesProgress of fluorination of single-wall carbon nanotubes is being reported. Covalent attachment of alkyl groups including methyl, n-butyl and n-hexyl groups to the sidewalls of single wall carbon nanotubes (SWNTs) has been achieved. Quantitative measurement of the alkylation was done by thermal gravimetric analysis. FTIR, Raman and UV-Vis-NIR were used to characterize these alkylated SWNTs. Application of these nanotubes are being investigated-fibers, composites, batteries, lubricants, etc.
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Acquisition Source
Document Type
Conference Paper
Chiang, I.W.
(Rice Univ. Houston, TX United States)
Saini, R. K.
(Rice Univ. Houston, TX United States)
Mickelson, E. T.
(Rice Univ. Houston, TX United States)
Billups, W. E.
(Rice Univ. Houston, TX United States)
Hauge, R. H.
(Rice Univ. Houston, TX United States)
Margrave, J. L.
(Rice Univ. Houston, TX United States)
Date Acquired
August 20, 2013
Publication Date
July 1, 2001
Publication Information
Publication: Proceedings of the Sixth Applied Diamond Conference/Second Frontier Carbon Technology Joint Conference (ADC/FCT 2001)
Subject Category
Nonmetallic Materials
Distribution Limits
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.
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