The functionalisation of carbon nanotubes has been instrumental in broadening its application field, allowing especially its use in biological studies. Although numerous covalent and non-covalent functionalisation methods have been described, the characterisation of the final materials has always been an added challenge. Among the various techniques available, Raman spectroscopy is one of the most widely used to determine the covalent functionalisation of these species. However, Raman spectroscopy is not a quantitative technique, and no studies are reported comparing its performance when the same number of functional groups are added but using completely different reactions. In this work, we have experimentally and theoretically studied the functionalisation of carbon nanotubes using two of the most commonly used reactions: 1,3-dipolar cycloaddition of azomethylene ylides and diazonium-based radical addition. The number of groups introduced onto the tubes by these reactions has been determined by different characterisation techniques. The results of this study support the idea that data obtained by Raman spectra are only helpful for comparing functionalisations produced using the same type of reaction. However, they should be carefully analysed when comparing functionalisations produced using different reaction types.The functionalisation of carbon nanotubes using Prato reaction and diazonium-based radical addition has been studied. The results support the idea that data obtained by Raman spectroscopy are only helpful for comparing functionalisations produced using the same type of reaction. However, they should be carefully analysed when comparing different reaction types.image

Isabel Lucío M., Giacalone F., La Parola V., Gámez-Valenzuela S., Muñoz-Alba F., Ruiz Delgado M.C., et al. (2023). A Prato Tour on Carbon Nanotubes: Raman Insights. CHEMISTRY-A EUROPEAN JOURNAL, e202302476 [10.1002/chem.202302476].

A Prato Tour on Carbon Nanotubes: Raman Insights

Giacalone F.;La Parola V.;
2023-01-01

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The functionalisation of carbon nanotubes has been instrumental in broadening its application field, allowing especially its use in biological studies. Although numerous covalent and non-covalent functionalisation methods have been described, the characterisation of the final materials has always been an added challenge. Among the various techniques available, Raman spectroscopy is one of the most widely used to determine the covalent functionalisation of these species. However, Raman spectroscopy is not a quantitative technique, and no studies are reported comparing its performance when the same number of functional groups are added but using completely different reactions. In this work, we have experimentally and theoretically studied the functionalisation of carbon nanotubes using two of the most commonly used reactions: 1,3-dipolar cycloaddition of azomethylene ylides and diazonium-based radical addition. The number of groups introduced onto the tubes by these reactions has been determined by different characterisation techniques. The results of this study support the idea that data obtained by Raman spectra are only helpful for comparing functionalisations produced using the same type of reaction. However, they should be carefully analysed when comparing functionalisations produced using different reaction types.The functionalisation of carbon nanotubes using Prato reaction and diazonium-based radical addition has been studied. The results support the idea that data obtained by Raman spectroscopy are only helpful for comparing functionalisations produced using the same type of reaction. However, they should be carefully analysed when comparing different reaction types.image
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Isabel Lucío M., Giacalone F., La Parola V., Gámez-Valenzuela S., Muñoz-Alba F., Ruiz Delgado M.C., et al. (2023). A Prato Tour on Carbon Nanotubes: Raman Insights. CHEMISTRY-A EUROPEAN JOURNAL, e202302476 [10.1002/chem.202302476].
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