Optoelectronic properties of noncovalently functionalized single-walled carbon nanotubes

Robert J A Ramirez, David S. Hecht, Erika Artukovic, Kelly S. Chichak, George Gruner, J. Fraser Stoddart

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Single-walled carbon nanotubes (CNT) are an attractive platform for applications in optoelectronics and photovoltaics. Although they have desirable electrical properties, CNT are insoluble in most organic solvents thus hindering their chemical manipulation. CNT can be noncovalently functionalized with a combination of Zn(II) metalloporphyrin complex 2 and a cis-protected Pd(II) complex 3 in aqueous solutions of acetonitrile. The resulting solubilized CNT composite 1 was characterized using UV-visible spectroscopy and scanning electron microscopy. The optoelectronic properties of the CNT composite 1 within a nanotube field-effect transistor device were presented. The individual components (2 and 3) and the supramolecular complex changed the electronic properties of CNT. Differences in conductance between CNT and functionalized CNT were discussed. This is an abstract of a paper presented at the 230th ACS National Meeting (Washington, DC 8/28/2005-9/1/2005).

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalACS National Meeting Book of Abstracts
StatePublished - Dec 1 2005
Event230th ACS National Meeting - Washington, DC, United States
Duration: Aug 28 2005Sep 1 2005

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Chemical Engineering(all)


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