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Chemical functionalization of carbon nanotubes with aryl diazonium salts

  • Anastasia A. Golosova (a1), Christine M. Papadakis (a1) and Rainer Jordan (a1) (a2)

We describe a facile and direct method for the functionalization of single-walled carbon nanotubes with 4’-substituted phenyls and biphenyls. By means of Raman spectroscopy and thermogravimetric analysis we demonstrate that a simple protocol of a direct chemical grafting in acetonitrile solution of the corresponding diazonium salts at room temperature results in a formation of stable aryl monolayers on carbon nanotubes.

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