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Tailored Functionalization of Carbon Nanotubes for Electrocatalytic Water Splitting and Sustainable Energy Applications

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  • Dr. Francesca Maria Toma,

    1. Department of Chemical and Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Trieste, Piazzale Europa 1, 34127, Trieste (Italy), Fax: (+39) 04052572
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  • Dr. Andrea Sartorel,

    1. ITM-CNR and Department of Chemical Sciences, University of Padova, Via Marzolo, 1, 35131 Padova (Italy), Fax: (+39) 0498275239
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  • Dr. Matteo Iurlo,

    1. Dipartimento di Chimica, University of Bologna, Italy ,via Selmi 2, 40126 Bologna (Italy), Fax: +39 0512099456
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  • Dr. Mauro Carraro,

    1. ITM-CNR and Department of Chemical Sciences, University of Padova, Via Marzolo, 1, 35131 Padova (Italy), Fax: (+39) 0498275239
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  • Dr. Stefania Rapino,

    1. Dipartimento di Chimica, University of Bologna, Italy ,via Selmi 2, 40126 Bologna (Italy), Fax: +39 0512099456
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  • Lena Hoober-Burkhardt,

    1. Department of Chemical and Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Trieste, Piazzale Europa 1, 34127, Trieste (Italy), Fax: (+39) 04052572
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  • Dr. Tatiana Da Ros,

    1. Department of Chemical and Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Trieste, Piazzale Europa 1, 34127, Trieste (Italy), Fax: (+39) 04052572
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  • Dr. Massimo Marcaccio,

    1. Dipartimento di Chimica, University of Bologna, Italy ,via Selmi 2, 40126 Bologna (Italy), Fax: +39 0512099456
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  • Prof. Gianfranco Scorrano,

    1. ITM-CNR and Department of Chemical Sciences, University of Padova, Via Marzolo, 1, 35131 Padova (Italy), Fax: (+39) 0498275239
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  • Prof. Francesco Paolucci,

    Corresponding author
    1. Dipartimento di Chimica, University of Bologna, Italy ,via Selmi 2, 40126 Bologna (Italy), Fax: +39 0512099456
    • Dipartimento di Chimica, University of Bologna, Italy ,via Selmi 2, 40126 Bologna (Italy), Fax: +39 0512099456
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  • Prof. Marcella Bonchio,

    Corresponding author
    1. ITM-CNR and Department of Chemical Sciences, University of Padova, Via Marzolo, 1, 35131 Padova (Italy), Fax: (+39) 0498275239
    • ITM-CNR and Department of Chemical Sciences, University of Padova, Via Marzolo, 1, 35131 Padova (Italy), Fax: (+39) 0498275239
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  • Prof. Maurizio Prato

    Corresponding author
    1. Department of Chemical and Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Trieste, Piazzale Europa 1, 34127, Trieste (Italy), Fax: (+39) 04052572
    • Department of Chemical and Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Trieste, Piazzale Europa 1, 34127, Trieste (Italy), Fax: (+39) 04052572
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Abstract

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Oxygenic carbon nanotubes: Covalent and non-covalent strategies are utilized for the functionalization of carbon nanotubes with positively charged groups and subsequently negatively charged, inorganic catalysts, leading nanomaterials for electrocatalytic water splitting. Both multi- and single-walled carbon nanotubes react with under microwave irradiation and solvent-free conditions, whereas the formation of non-covalent nanoconjugates is accomplished by reaction of carbon nanotubes with trimethylammonium acetyl pyrene.

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