Synfacts 2009(6): 0619-0619  
DOI: 10.1055/s-0029-1216666
Synthesis of Materials and Unnatural Products
© Georg Thieme Verlag Stuttgart ˙ New York

Performing Chemistry on Nanotubes

Contributor(s): Timothy M. Swager, Trisha L. Andrew
C. Aprile, R. Martín, M. Alvaro, H. Garcia*, J. C. Scaiano*
Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Spain and University of Ottawa, Canada
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Publication Date:
25 May 2009 (online)


2,4,6-Triphenylpyrylium fluorophores were covalently attached to the graphene walls of short single-wall carbon nanotubes (sSWCNTs) using carbene chemistry. Covalent functionalization was confirmed by Raman spectroscopy, atomic force microscopy, thermogravimetric analysis and solution ¹H NMR spectroscopy. The SWCNTs were found to quench the fluorescence of the attached fluorophores.