Amino-fimctionalized carbon nanotubes for binding to polymers and biological systems

T. Ramanathan, F. T. Fisher, R. S. Ruoff, L. C. Brinson*

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(Chemical Equation Presented) Single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWCNT) functionalized with amino groups were prepared via chemical modification of carboxyl groups introduced on the carbon nanotube surface. Two different approaches (amide and amine-moieties) were used to produce the amino-functionalized nanotubes. The amino-termination allows further chemistry of the functionalized SWCNTs and makes possible covalent bonding to polymers and biological systems such as DNA and carbohydrates. The functionalization of the SWCNTs was characterized in detail using FTIR and XPS.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1290-1295
Number of pages6
JournalChemistry of Materials
Issue number6
StatePublished - Mar 22 2005

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Chemistry
  • General Chemical Engineering
  • Materials Chemistry


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