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We have prepared polyvinylalcohol-SWNT fibers with diameters from ∼1 to 15 μm by coagulation spinning. When normalized to nanotube volume fraction, V(f), both fiber modulus, Y, and strength, σ(B), scale strongly with fiber diameter, D: Y/V(f) ∝ D(-1.55) and σ(B)/V(f) ∝ D(-1.75). We show that much of this dependence is attributable to correlation between(More)
Multiwalled carbon nanotube (MWNT)/cellulose composite nanofibers have been prepared by electrospinning a MWNT/cellulose acetate blend solution followed by deacetylation. These composite nanofibers were then used as precursors for carbon nanofibers (CNFs). The effect of nanotubes on the stabilization of the precursor and microstructure of the resultant CNFs(More)
A detailed study has been undertaken of the efficiency of reinforcement in nanocomposites consisting of single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWNTs) in poly(vinyl alcohol) (PVA). Nanocomposite fibers have been prepared by electrospinning and their behavior has been compared with nanocomposite films of the same composition. Stress transfer from the polymer matrix(More)
A novel ferrocene-based amide has been synthesized by condensation reaction and characterized by (1)H NMR and UV-vis spectroscopies. The electrochemical properties and anion recognition properties of the ferrocene-based amide were investigated by the CV and UV-vis techniques. An interesting phenomenon was revealed by CV: a second oxidative peak, and the(More)
Reduced single-walled carbon nanotubes (r-SWCNT) are shown to react readily at room temperature under inert atmosphere conditions with epoxide moieties, such as those in triglycidyl p-amino phenol (TGAP), to produce a soft covalently bonded interface around the SWCNT. The soft interface is compatible with the SWCNT-free cross-linked cured matrix and acts as(More)
The novel ferrocene-based compound 2-Fc is synthesized through the reaction of ferrocene carbonate acid and epoxy rosin E-51, and characterized by 1H NMR. The CV behaviors of 2-Fc in different organic solvents are recorded, and the major influential factors, namely, potential scan rate, concentration of electrolyte, and concentration of 2-Fc, and the(More)
Silica with small and regular pore sizes was synthesized by hydrothermal crystallization and investigated with thermogravimetric analysis, X-ray diffraction, Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy, N2 adsorption-desorption, and scanning electron microscopy (SEM). The ethylene polymerization was carried out with the silica-supported metallocene catalyst,(More)
The electrochemical behaviors of hyperbranched poly(ferrocenyl-methylsilane) (HPFMS) and linear oligo(ferrocenyldimethylsilane) (LOFS) films were studied systematically by cyclic voltammetry and chronocoulometry under different polymer coverage and solvents. Both poly(ferrocenylsilanes) show stable cyclic voltammographs in LiClO 4 solutions. Compared with(More)
Novel N,N'-bisethoxyethane[12]amideferrocenophane has been synthesized by a condensation reaction and characterized by (1)H NMR and mass spectrum. The anion recognition properties of the compound are evaluated via (1)H NMR, FT-IR, and electrochemical measurement. It is found that N,N'-bisethoxyethane[12]amideferrocenophane exhibits remarkable(More)
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