Soluble Carbon Nanotubes and Application to Electrochemistry

Tsuyohiko Fujigaya, Yasuhiko Tanaka, Naotoshi Nakashima

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Abstract

One of the key issues in the utilization of carbon nanotubes (CNTs) for basic researches as well as their applications is to develop a methodology to solubilize/disperse them in solvents. In this review articles, we first summarize individual solubilization of single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWNTs) in solvents using surfactants, polycylcic aromatic molecules, DNA and condensed polymers. We then describe a novel method determining the electronic states of individually dissolved SWNTs having an own chirality index based on the analysis of Nernst equation. We also introduce our recent approach toward the fabrication of a novel catalyst for fuel cell that works at a nonhumid atmosphere using solubilized CNTs as material.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2-15
Number of pages14
JournalElectrochemistry
Volume78
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2010

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Carbon Nanotubes
Electrochemistry
Single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWCN)
Carbon nanotubes
Chirality
Electronic states
Surface-Active Agents
Fuel cells
Polymers
Surface active agents
DNA
Fabrication
Catalysts
Molecules

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electrochemistry

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Soluble Carbon Nanotubes and Application to Electrochemistry. / Fujigaya, Tsuyohiko; Tanaka, Yasuhiko; Nakashima, Naotoshi.

In: Electrochemistry, Vol. 78, No. 1, 01.01.2010, p. 2-15.

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Fujigaya, Tsuyohiko ; Tanaka, Yasuhiko ; Nakashima, Naotoshi. / Soluble Carbon Nanotubes and Application to Electrochemistry. In: Electrochemistry. 2010 ; Vol. 78, No. 1. pp. 2-15.
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