Solubilization of carbon nanotubes and their applications

Tsuyohiko Fujigaya, Naotoshi Nakashima

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Because of the insolubility of carbon nanotubes (CNTs), chemical, biochemical, biological and medical applications using these materials have been rather limited. Soluble carbon nanotubes are of interest as nanomaterials in such fields. In this comprehensive paper, we describe i) strategies for the individual solubilization of CNT, especially for single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWNTs) in water or organic solvents and ii) the fundamental applications of the solubilized CNT.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)539-552
Number of pages14
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - Sep 1 2007

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

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

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