Advanced Materials

Carbon Functionalization: The Potential of Perylene Bisimide Derivatives for the Solubilization of Carbon Nanotubes and Graphene (Adv. Mater. 22–23/2011)

Authors

  • Claudia Backes,

    1. Institute of Advanced Materials and Processes (ZMP), University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Dr. Mack Str. 81, 90762 Fuerth, Germany
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  • Frank Hauke,

    1. Institute of Advanced Materials and Processes (ZMP), University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Dr. Mack Str. 81, 90762 Fuerth, Germany
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  • Andreas Hirsch

    Corresponding author
    1. Department of Chemistry and Pharmacy, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Henkestraße 42, 91054 Erlangen, Germany
    2. Institute of Advanced Materials and Processes (ZMP), University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Dr. Mack Str. 81, 90762 Fuerth, Germany
    • Department of Chemistry and Pharmacy, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Henkestraße 42, 91054 Erlangen, Germany.
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Abstract

Carbon nanotubes and graphene are outstanding materials of the 21st century with a broad spectrum of potential applications. However, major challenges are faced such as the intrinsically low solubility of these carbon allotropes. A promising approach to overcome this hurdle is non-covalent functionalization, which is summarized in the Progress Report by Backes et al. on p. 2588, with a special focus on the interaction of the carbon nanomaterials with perylene bisimide based surfactants.

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