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Naked single-walled nanotube carbon metals and semiconductors were dissolved in organic solutions by derivatization with SOCl2 and octadecylamine charge. Both ionic (charge transfer) and covalent solution phase chemistry with concomitant modulation of the single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWNT) band structure were demonstrated. Solution phase near-IR spectroscopy was used to study the effects of chemical modifications on the band gaps of the SWNTs. Reaction of solubilized SWNTs with dichlorocarbene led to functionalization of the nanotube walls.
University of Kentucky Research Foundation, Lexington, KY (US)
Haddon, Robert C. and Chen, Jian, "Method of Solubilizing Shortened Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes in Organic Solutions" (2001). Chemistry Faculty Patents. 19.