Nonadhesive Gum Arabic

  title={Nonadhesive Gum Arabic},
  author={Marc S. Lavine},
  • Marc S. Lavine
  • Published 2001
  • Chemistry
  • CHEMISTRY Carbon nanotubes (NTs) are often synthesized as ropes or bundles of highly aligned tubes, but many applications require individual NTs. Separation methods that coat the NTs with organic solvents or polymers can alter the electronic properties of the NTs, and sonication with a surfactant can cut and damage the NTs. Drawing on an ancient Egyptian recipe for making carbon-black ink, Bandyopadhyaya et al. used gum arabic (GA), a highly branched arabinogalactan polysaccharide, to dissolve… CONTINUE READING

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