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The generation of a carbon nanotube-cyclodextrin complex

Conference Paper


Abstract


  • In this study the intermolecular interactions of small diameter (∼0.7nm) carbon nanotubes and γ-cyclodextrin were examined. Four samples of γ cyclodextrin and HiPco carbon nanotubes were prepared. The first, by grinding the tubes and the cyclodextrin (1:30 ratio) together in a dry mixture, the second was prepared in a similar fashion but was ground in the presence of water (1ml). Finally an aqueous solution of γ-cyclodextrin (0.3M) and HiPco carbon nanotubes (5mg) was prepared by refluxing for ∼100 hours, forming a pale yellow solution from which a number of crystals were produced, both the solution and the recrystallised material were analysed. The samples were analysed using UV-Vis-NIR and Raman spectroscopy. The results presented are the first spectroscopic evidence of an intermolecular interaction between γ-cyclodextrin and single wall nanotubes.

Publication Date


  • 2002

Citation


  • Farrell, G. F., Chambers, G., Dalton, A. B., Cummins, E., McNamara, M., Baughman, R. H., . . . Byrne, H. J. (2002). The generation of a carbon nanotube-cyclodextrin complex. In Materials Research Society Symposium - Proceedings Vol. 703 (pp. 517-522).

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-0036352151

Start Page


  • 517

End Page


  • 522

Volume


  • 703

Abstract


  • In this study the intermolecular interactions of small diameter (∼0.7nm) carbon nanotubes and γ-cyclodextrin were examined. Four samples of γ cyclodextrin and HiPco carbon nanotubes were prepared. The first, by grinding the tubes and the cyclodextrin (1:30 ratio) together in a dry mixture, the second was prepared in a similar fashion but was ground in the presence of water (1ml). Finally an aqueous solution of γ-cyclodextrin (0.3M) and HiPco carbon nanotubes (5mg) was prepared by refluxing for ∼100 hours, forming a pale yellow solution from which a number of crystals were produced, both the solution and the recrystallised material were analysed. The samples were analysed using UV-Vis-NIR and Raman spectroscopy. The results presented are the first spectroscopic evidence of an intermolecular interaction between γ-cyclodextrin and single wall nanotubes.

Publication Date


  • 2002

Citation


  • Farrell, G. F., Chambers, G., Dalton, A. B., Cummins, E., McNamara, M., Baughman, R. H., . . . Byrne, H. J. (2002). The generation of a carbon nanotube-cyclodextrin complex. In Materials Research Society Symposium - Proceedings Vol. 703 (pp. 517-522).

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-0036352151

Start Page


  • 517

End Page


  • 522

Volume


  • 703