Cycloaddition Reactions: A Controlled Approach for Carbon Nanotube Functionalization

Authors

  • Dr. Indresh Kumar,

    1. Department of Textile Engineering, Konkuk University, Seoul 143-701 (Korea), Fax: (+82) 2-450-8897
    2. Permanent Address: School of Biology & Chemistry, College of Sciences, Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University, Katra-182 320 (J&K) (India)
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  • Dr. Sravendra Rana,

    1. Department of Textile Engineering, Konkuk University, Seoul 143-701 (Korea), Fax: (+82) 2-450-8897
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  • Prof. Jae Whan Cho

    Corresponding author
    1. Department of Textile Engineering, Konkuk University, Seoul 143-701 (Korea), Fax: (+82) 2-450-8897
    • Department of Textile Engineering, Konkuk University, Seoul 143-701 (Korea), Fax: (+82) 2-450-8897
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Abstract

Controlled functionalization of carbon nanotubes (CNTs) through the use of cycloaddition reactions is described. By employing various cycloaddition reactions, a wide range of molecules could be coupled onto CNTs without disruption of the structural integrity as well as with a statistical distribution of functional groups onto the surface of the CNTs. The cycloaddition reactions represent an effective and tailored approach for preparing CNT-based advanced hybrid materials that would be useful for a wide range of applications from nanobiotechnology to nanoelectronics.

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