Curdlan and schizophyllan (β-1,3-glucans) can entrap single-wall carbon nanotubes in their helical superstructure

Munenori Numata, Masayoshi Asai, Kenji Kaneko, Teruaki Hasegawa, Norifumi Fujita, Yumiko Kitada, Kazuo Sakurai, Seiji Shinkai

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Abstract

We have found that s-SPG and curdlan are capable of wrapping SWNTs and the "periodical" helical structure is created, reflecting the helical nature of the SPG main-chain, on the SWNTs surface. The novel SWNTs/β-1,3-glucan composites were characterized by TEM and AFM, which consistently support the view that these β-1,3-glucans wrap SWNTs, creating a helical higher-order structure.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)232-233
Number of pages2
JournalChemistry Letters
Volume33
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 1 2004

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