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Single walled nanotubes/amylose/SDBS complex

Bonnet, P. and Gresil, M. and Bizot, H. and Riou, I. and Bertoncini, P. and Buleon, A. and Chauvet, O. (2010) Single walled nanotubes/amylose/SDBS complex. Journal of Nanoparticle Research, 12 (2). pp. 545-550.



In this study, we prepare and characterize single walled carbon/amylose complexes formed in aqueous medium in presence of a surfactant, where amylose is an helical polysaccharide. We show that at low amylose content, nanotubes based complexes are formed which show a strong infra-red fluorescence. Electron microscopy and atomic force microscopy suggest that the complex morphology implies also the surfactant. We propose a supramolecular architecture of the complex where the nanotubes are protected from the aqueous environment by the surfactant/amylose molecules. These complexes may be of interest for biosensing applications.

Item Type:Article
Subjects:Physical Science > Nanophysics
Physical Science > Nano objects
Material Science > Nanochemistry
Material Science > Nanostructured materials
Divisions:Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Physics
Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Chemistry
ID Code:8203
Deposited By:JNCASR
Deposited On:10 Feb 2010 10:02
Last Modified:10 Feb 2010 10:02

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