Individual solubilization of single-walled carbon nanotubes using totally aromatic polyimide

Masahiro Shigeta, Masaharu Komatsu, Naotoshi Nakashima

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    Abstract

    We report here the finding by means of visible-near IR absorption and near-IR fluorescence spectroscopies and atomic force microscopy that a total aromatic polyimide has a high potential to solubilize single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWNTs) individually in organic solutions. The solutions contained SWNTs having (7, 6), (7, 5), (8, 4), (9, 5) and (8, 6) indices. With the increasing concentrations of SWNTs, the solutions became viscous and then changed to gels that exhibited characteristic spectral features of individually dissolved SWNTs.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)115-118
    Number of pages4
    JournalChemical Physics Letters
    Volume418
    Issue number1-3
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Jan 25 2006

    All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

    • Physics and Astronomy(all)
    • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry

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