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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