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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