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Issue 4, 2004
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Functionalization of carbon nanotubesvia 1,3-dipolar cycloadditions

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The organic functionalization of carbon nanotubes has opened new avenues with opportunities to fabricate novel nanostructures by improving both their solubility and processibility. The 1,3-dipolar cycloaddition of azomethine ylides onto carbon nanotube (CNT) networks may play a relevant role towards this direction. CNT-based materials have been synthesized possessing differently functionalized solubilizing chains and hold strong promise as useful building blocks for the construction of novel hybrids for nano- and bio-technological applications.

Graphical abstract: Functionalization of carbon nanotubes via 1,3-dipolar cycloadditions

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Submitted
04 Nov 2003
Accepted
24 Nov 2003
First published
09 Jan 2004

J. Mater. Chem., 2004,14, 437-439
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Functionalization of carbon nanotubes via 1,3-dipolar cycloadditions

N. Tagmatarchis and M. Prato, J. Mater. Chem., 2004, 14, 437
DOI: 10.1039/B314039C

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