Design, synthesis and characterization of an acid-responsive dispersant for carbon nanotubes

Naoyuki Uchiyama, Naotoshi Nakashima

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    Abstract

    The hemiacetal moiety is an acid-responsive functional group. In this study, we first describe the design and synthesis of a polymer that carries a hemiacetal as an acid-responsive moiety as well as pyrene moiety that has a strong affinity to carbon nanotubes (CNTs). The synthesized polymer was able to solubilize CNTs in organic solvents, and the obtained dispersions produced CNT-based aggregates by adding acid. The present method is useful to design stimuli-responsive CNTs.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)656-663
    Number of pages8
    JournalKOBUNSHI RONBUNSHU
    Volume68
    Issue number9
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Sep 2011

    All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

    • Chemical Engineering (miscellaneous)
    • Materials Science (miscellaneous)
    • Environmental Science(all)
    • Polymers and Plastics

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