A Triptycene-Based Approach to Solubilising Carbon Nanotubes and C60 (pages 8716–8723)
Peter Hammershøj, Paul H. H. Bomans, Dr. Rajamani Lakshminarayanan, Jeppe Fock, Stig Helmer Jensen, Thomas Sand Jespersen, Theis Brock-Nannestad, Tue Hassenkam, Prof. Jesper Nygård, Prof. Nico A. J. M. Sommerdijk, Prof. Kristine Kilså, Prof. Thomas Bjørnholm and Dr. Jørn Bolstad Christensen
Version of Record online: 12 JUN 2012 | DOI: 10.1002/chem.201101189
Solubilising SWNTs and C60: A triptycene-based surfactant has been designed and synthesised with the ability to solubilise single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWNTs) and C60 in water through non-covalent interactions (see scheme). Absorption spectroscopy, TEM, cryoTEM and AFM were used to study its properties.