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Investigators from Yangzhou University Have Reported New Data on Fullerenes (Tailorable Aqueous Dispersion of Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes Using...

August 29, 2014



Investigators from Yangzhou University Have Reported New Data on Fullerenes (Tailorable Aqueous Dispersion of Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes Using Tetrachloroperylene-Based Bolaamphiphiles via Noncovalent Modification)

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Science Letter -- Current study results on Fullerenes have been published. According to news reporting originating in Yangzhou, People's Republic of China, by NewsRx journalists, research stated, "The enhanced dispersing capability of these bolaamphiphiles can be attributed to the large aromatic perylene core."

The news reporters obtained a quote from the research from Yangzhou University, "The aqueous dispersion efficiency of single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWCNTs) is investigated by UV-vis absorption, fluorescence emission and Raman spectra, scanning electron microscopy, transmission electron microscopy, and atomic force microscopy. It is found that the tetrachloroperylene backbone moieties could interact with SWCNT via synergistic it it and hydrophobic interactions, and the dispersing properties are closely related to the hydrophilic part of bolaamphiles."

According to the news reporters, the research concluded: "This study not only demonstrates tetrachloroperylene derivatives are able to stabilize SWCNTs, but also provides the possibility to understand the structure property relationship between SWCNTs and tetrachloroperylene-based surfactants."

For more information on this research see: Tailorable Aqueous Dispersion of Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes Using Tetrachloroperylene-Based Bolaamphiphiles via Noncovalent Modification. Langmuir, 2014;30(28):8615-8620. Langmuir can be contacted at: Amer Chemical Soc, 1155 16TH St, NW, Washington, DC 20036, USA. (American Chemical Society - www.acs.org; Langmuir - www.pubs.acs.org/journal/langd5)

Our news correspondents report that additional information may be obtained by contacting Y. Sun, Yangzhou University, Coll Chem & Chem Engn, Yangzhou 225002, People's Republic of China. Additional authors for this research include W.X. Fu, Z.B. Li and Z.H. Wang (see also Fullerenes).

Keywords for this news article include: Asia, Yangzhou, Fullerenes, Nanotechnology, Emerging Technologies, People's Republic of China, Single Walled Carbon Nanotubes

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