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Anomalous decline of water transport in covalently modified carbon nanotube membranes

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Abstract

Carbon nanotube membranes have been shown to rapidly transport liquids; but progressive hydrophilic modification—contrary to expectations—induces a drastic reduction of water flow. Enhanced electrostatic interaction and the disruption of the mechanically smooth graphitic walls is the determinant of this behavior. These results have critical implications in the design of nanofluidic devices.

Graphical abstract: Anomalous decline of water transport in covalently modified carbon nanotube membranes

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The article was received on 25 Feb 2011, accepted on 25 May 2011 and first published on 09 Jun 2011


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C1CC11134E
Chem. Commun., 2011,47, 7683-7685

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    Anomalous decline of water transport in covalently modified carbon nanotube membranes

    M. Majumder and B. Corry, Chem. Commun., 2011, 47, 7683
    DOI: 10.1039/C1CC11134E

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