Selective covalent functionalization of carbon nanobuds

Janne Raula, Michalina Makowska, Jouko Lahtinen, Atte Sillanpää, Nino Runeberg, Jura Tarus, Markku Heino, Eira T. Seppälä, Hua Jiang, Esko I. Kauppinen (Corresponding Author)

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Carbon nanobuds, single-wall nanotubes having covalently bonded fullerenes, are presented here as a novel way to chemically functionalize nanotubes. The fullerenes offer reaction sites for adding appropriate chemical groups to the nanostructure, as shown by density-functional theory calculations and experimentally by the covalent functionalization of the nanobuds by hexyl amines.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4347-4349
JournalChemistry of Materials
Issue number15
Publication statusPublished - 2010
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed


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