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Bio-functionalization of multi-walled carbon nanotubes

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Abstract

Here we present a hybrid approach to functionalize multi-walled carbon nanotubes in aqueous solution, exploring a non-covalent binding strategy. We focus on formation of hybrid complexes consisting of carbon nanotubes decorated by single stranded DNA, non-covalently attached using surfactants as intermediate layers. Unlike single walled carbon nanotubes, revealing easy side wall wrapping of DNA, we observe that wrapping of nucleic acids around multi-walled carbon nanotubes is diameter dependent.

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The article was received on 30 Apr 2013, accepted on 26 Jun 2013 and first published on 01 Jul 2013


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C3CP51844B
Citation: Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2013,15, 17158-17164
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    Bio-functionalization of multi-walled carbon nanotubes

    A. Majumder, M. Khazaee, J. Opitz, E. Beyer, L. Baraban and G. Cuniberti, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2013, 15, 17158
    DOI: 10.1039/C3CP51844B

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