Polyelectrolyte-assisted noncovalent functionalization of carbon nanotubes with ordered self-assemblies of a water-soluble porphyrin.

@article{Andrade2012PolyelectrolyteassistedNF,
  title={Polyelectrolyte-assisted noncovalent functionalization of carbon nanotubes with ordered self-assemblies of a water-soluble porphyrin.},
  author={Suzana M. Andrade and Perumal Raja and Vipin Kumar Saini and Ana Fl{\'a}via Seraine Cust{\'o}dio Viana and Philippe Serp and S{\'i}lvia M. B. Costa},
  journal={Chemphyschem : a European journal of chemical physics and physical chemistry},
  year={2012},
  volume={13 16},
  pages={3622-31}
}
The self-assembly and induced supramolecular chirality of meso-tetrakis(4-sulfonatophenyl)porphyrin (TSPP) on both single-wall (SWCNT) and multiwall carbon nanotubes (MWCNT) are investigated. Under mild pH conditions (pH 3), TSPP forms aggregates when CNTs are dispersed in an aqueous solution containing positively charged polyelectrolytes such as poly-L… CONTINUE READING