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      Carbon nanotubes; heteronuclear single quantum coherence spectra; covalent attachment; azo compound.

    • Abstract


      We report here a simple and effective approach to the covalent attachment of single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWCNTs) and azo compounds. The functionalized SWCNTs prepared (through a radical mechanism) have been used for a diazonium coupling reaction. The results showed that the chemical method used has improved the processability and solubility of the carbon nanotubes. The dark brown SWCNTs obtained which can produce a yellow colour in organic solvents were characterized by different spectroscopic analyses. Heteronuclear single quantum coherence spectra (13C-1H HSQC) have been used to detect the carbon nanotube allylic protons. The morphology of the main product has been shown by scanning electron microscopy (SEM).

    • Author Affiliations


      Rahebeh Amiri1 Hamidreza Rafiee1 Ashkan Golshani2 Firoozeh Chalabian3

      1. Department of Chemistry, Central Tehran Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran 1465613111, Iran
      2. Department of Biology, Carleton University, Ottawa, Ontario K1S 5B6, Canada
      3. Department of Biology, Islamic Azad University, Tehran North Campus, Tehran 1667934783, Iran
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