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Radical addition of perfluorinated alkyl iodides to multi-layered graphene and single-walled carbon nanotubes

Hamilton, Christopher E. and Lomeda, Jay R. and Sun, Zhengzong and Tour, James M. and Barron, Andrew R. (2010) Radical addition of perfluorinated alkyl iodides to multi-layered graphene and single-walled carbon nanotubes. Nano Research, 3 (2). pp. 138-145.

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Abstract

A simple one-pot reaction that serves to functionalize graphite nanosheets (graphene) and single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWNTs) with perfluorinated alkyl groups is reported. Free radical addition of 1-iodo-1H,1H,2H, 2H-perfluorododecane to ortho-dichlorobenzene suspensions of the carbon nanomaterial is initiated by thermal decomposition of benzoyl peroxide. Similarly, UV photolysis of 1-iodo-perfluorodecane serves to functionalize the carbon materials. Perfluorododecyl-SWNTs, perfluorododecyl-graphene, and perfluorodecyl-graphene are characterized by infrared (IR) and Raman spectroscopy, X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS), thermogravimetric analysis (TGA), and atomic force microscopy (AFM). The products show enhanced dispersability in CHCl3 as compared to unfunctionalized starting materials. The advantage of this one-pot functionalization procedure lies in the use of pristine graphite as starting material thereby avoiding the use of harsh oxidizing conditions.

Item Type:Article
Subjects:Material Science > Nanostructured materials
ID Code:8811
Deposited By:CSMNT
Deposited On:26 Aug 2010 07:56
Last Modified:26 Aug 2010 07:56

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