Sidewall functionalization of carbon nanotubes through electrophilic substitution.

@article{Zeng2011SidewallFO,
  title={Sidewall functionalization of carbon nanotubes through electrophilic substitution.},
  author={Jing Zeng and Xu Kang and Guo-Yu Gao and Fei Gao and Hao-Li Zhang},
  journal={Journal of nanoscience and nanotechnology},
  year={2011},
  volume={11 4},
  pages={3385-92}
}
We report a general strategy for functionalizing the sidewalls of carbon nanotubes (CNTs), which is based on electrophilic substitution reactions on phenylated CNTs. By using this strategy, four new functionalized CNTs were prepared, including diphenyl ketone, benzenesulfonyl chloride, benzyl chloride and thiophenol modified CNTs. The benzenesulfonyl… CONTINUE READING