Financial support by the European Heads of Research Councils (EUROHORCs) in collaboration with the European Science Foundation (ESF) through the European Young Investigator (EURYI-2004) Awards Scheme to N.T. is gratefully acknowledged. A.M. is supported by a JSPS predoctoral fellowship FY2004. The experimental assistance of Dr. Th. Felekis in the preparation of some derivatized glycines and of Dr. F. Jing in TEM and SEM observation is kindly appreciated.
Functionalization of Carbon Nanohorns with Azomethine Ylides: Towards Solubility Enhancement and Electron-Transfer Processes†
Article first published online: 10 FEB 2006
Copyright © 2006 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim
Volume 2, Issue 4, pages 490–494, April 2006
How to Cite
Tagmatarchis, N., Maigné, A., Yudasaka, M. and Iijima, S. (2006), Functionalization of Carbon Nanohorns with Azomethine Ylides: Towards Solubility Enhancement and Electron-Transfer Processes. Small, 2: 490–494. doi: 10.1002/smll.200500393
- Issue published online: 1 MAR 2006
- Article first published online: 10 FEB 2006
- Manuscript Received: 14 OCT 2005
- surface functionalization;
Water-soluble carbon nanohorns have been synthesized via the 1,3-dipolar cycloaddition reaction of azomethine ylides (see figure). The introduction of fused substituted pyrrolidine rings onto the π-skeleton of the nanohorns enhances solubility and generates materials potentially suitable for managing electron-transfer processes.