Photochemical Behavior of Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes in the Presence of Propylamine
Prof. Yutaka Maeda, Yuhei Hasuike, Prof. Kei Ohkubo, Atsushi Tashiro, Shinya Kaneko, Masayuki Kikuta, Dr. Michio Yamada, Prof. Tadashi Hasegawa, Prof. Takeshi Akasaka , Dr. Jing Zhou, Prof. Jing Lu, Prof. Shigeru Nagase and Prof. Shunichi Fukuzumi
Article first published online: 2 APR 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/cphc.201301045
In a new light: The photochemistry of single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWNTs) in the presence of propylamine is investigated. Spectral changes due to photoirradiation indicate that reactions occur predominantly with metallic and small-diameter SWNTs. After photoreduction of the SWNTs, subsequent selective sidewall functionalization of the small-diameter SWNTs occurs (see picture).