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Issue 42, 2010
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Efficient dispersion of singlewalled carbon nanotubes by novel amphiphilic dendrimers in water and substitution of the pre-adsorbed dendrimers with conventional surfactants and lipids

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Abstract

A new class of amphiphilic dendrimers, which can be readily adsorbed on the surface of singlewalled carbon nanotubes (SWNTs) to improve their dispersibility in aqueous medium, were synthesized. The adsorbed dendrimers can be replaced by other amphiphiles, such as sodium dodecylbenzene sulfonate (SDBS), sodium dodecylsulfate (SDS), and lysophospholipid (LPC 18 ∶ 0).

Graphical abstract: Efficient dispersion of singlewalled carbon nanotubes by novel amphiphilic dendrimers in water and substitution of the pre-adsorbed dendrimers with conventional surfactants and lipids

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The article was received on 27 Jul 2010, accepted on 24 Aug 2010 and first published on 14 Sep 2010


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C0CC02833A
Citation: Chem. Commun., 2010,46, 7924-7926

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    Efficient dispersion of singlewalled carbon nanotubes by novel amphiphilic dendrimers in water and substitution of the pre-adsorbed dendrimers with conventional surfactants and lipids

    D. W. Chang, I. Jeon, J. Baek and L. Dai, Chem. Commun., 2010, 46, 7924
    DOI: 10.1039/C0CC02833A

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