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 1 2011

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

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

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