A Hetero-Bifunctional Spacer for the Smart Engineering of Carbon-Based Nanostructures (pages 704–714)
Dr. Giulia Tuci, Dr. Lapo Luconi, Dr. Andrea Rossin, Dr. Francesco Baldini, Prof. Stefano Cicchi, Dr. Sara Tombelli, Dr. Cosimo Trono, Dr. Ambra Giannetti, Dr. Ilse Manet, Dr. Stefano Fedeli, Prof. Alberto Brandi and Dr. Giuliano Giambastiani
Article first published online: 21 JAN 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/cplu.201402391
Building on solid foundations: A hetero-bifunctional linker joining a “cleavable” disulfide moiety and a “clickable” terminal acetylene group was synthesized and used to decorate carbon nanotubes (CNTs). When used in combination with other selected terminal acetylene molecules, the linker can impart multimodality through a controlled click reaction to give carbon nanohybrids (see figure).