[en] Polymer modification of carbon nanotubes is accomplished using a grafting-to approach. Radicals formed by the thermolysis of poly(2-vinylpyridine) terminated with a radical-stabilizing nitroxide can react with the surface of nanotubes, resulting in grafting densities up to 12 wt.-%. The modified nanotubes, which are easily dispersed in water, can immobilize metal nanoclusters on their surfaces.
Center for Education and Research on Macromolecules (CERM)
Politique Scientifique Fédérale (Belgique) = Belgian Federal Science Policy ; Fonds de la Recherche Scientifique (Communauté française de Belgique) - F.R.S.-FNRS ; The "Région Wallonne" in the frame of the Nanotechnologies ENABLE program ; Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft - DFG