Green tea solution individually solubilizes single-walled carbon nanotubes

Genki Nakamura, Kaori Narimatsu, Yasuro Niidome, Naotoshi Nakashima

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We describe the finding that green tea and catechins individually dissolve single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWNTs). UVvisible-near-IR absorption, photoluminescence, Raman spectroscopy, and atomic force microscopy were used to characterize the solubilized aqueous nanotube solutions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1140-1141
Number of pages2
JournalChemistry Letters
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - Sep 5 2007

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Chemistry(all)

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