Significantly Increased Solubility of Carbon Nanotubes in Superacid by Oxidation and Their Assembly into High-Performance Fibers.

@article{Lee2017SignificantlyIS,
  title={Significantly Increased Solubility of Carbon Nanotubes in Superacid by Oxidation and Their Assembly into High-Performance Fibers.},
  author={Jaegeun Lee and Dong-Myeong Lee and Young-Kwan Kim and Hyeon Su Jeong and Seung Min Kim},
  journal={Small},
  year={2017},
  volume={13 38}
}
This study demonstrates that small amount of oxygen incorporated into carbon nanotubes (CNTs) during the purification process greatly increases their solubility in chlorosulfonic acid (CSA). Using as-purchased and unpurified CNT powders, the optimal purification process is established to significantly increase the solubility of CNTs in CSA, and spin CNT… CONTINUE READING