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Dispersion of carbon nanotubes in water and non-aqueous solvents

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Abstract

Contemporary methods for dispersion of carbon nanotubes in water and non-aqueous media are discussed. Most attention is paid to ultrasonic and plasma techniques and other physical techniques, as well as to the use of surfactants, functionalizing and debundling agents of distinct nature (elemental substances, metal and organic salts, mineral and organic acids, oxides, inorganic and organic peroxides, organic sulfonates, polymers, dyes, natural products, biomolecules, and coordination compounds). Special studies on CNTs solubilization are examined.

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Submitted
24 Jul 2013
Accepted
09 Sep 2013
First published
10 Sep 2013

RSC Adv., 2013,3, 24812-24852
Article type
Review Article

Dispersion of carbon nanotubes in water and non-aqueous solvents

O. V. Kharissova, B. I. Kharisov and E. G. de Casas Ortiz, RSC Adv., 2013, 3, 24812
DOI: 10.1039/C3RA43852J

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