Simple and highly efficient direct thiolation of the surface of carbon nanotubes

Ming Hua Hsu, Hong Chuang, Fong Yu Cheng, Ying Pei Huang, Chien Chung Han, Kuan Chuan Pao, Shih Ching Chou, Fa Kuen Shieh, Fu Yuan Tsai, Chung Chang Lin, Dian Syue Wu, Chia Ching Chang

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We established a highly efficient and simple method to directly functionalize the surface of carbon nanotubes (CNTs) with thiol groups (-SH). The -SH groups on the surface of the CNTs were characterized using Raman spectroscopy, X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS), elemental analysis (EA), and transmission electron microscopy (TEM). The TEM indicated that gold nanoparticles (Au NPs) or other metals can be attached to thiolated CNTs (CNT-SHs) through thiol-metal bonding. Hence, the proposed approach can be used for developing self-assembled materials, sensors, catalysts, and CNT nanodevices. This journal is

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)14777-14780
Number of pages4
JournalRSC Advances
Issue number28
Publication statusPublished - 2014

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Chemical Engineering(all)

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