Tailored Functionalization of Carbon Nanotubes for Electrocatalytic Water Splitting and Sustainable Energy Applications (pages 1447–1451)
Dr. Francesca Maria Toma, Dr. Andrea Sartorel, Dr. Matteo Iurlo, Dr. Mauro Carraro, Dr. Stefania Rapino, Lena Hoober-Burkhardt, Dr. Tatiana Da Ros, Dr. Massimo Marcaccio, Prof. Gianfranco Scorrano, Prof. Francesco Paolucci, Prof. Marcella Bonchio and Prof. Maurizio Prato
Article first published online: 7 JUL 2011 | DOI: 10.1002/cssc.201100089
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.