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Diameter-selective solubilization of carbon nanotubes by lipid micelles

Diameter-selective solubilization of carbon nanotubes by lipid micelles

Tasis, Dimitrios, Papagelis, Konstantinos, Douroumis, Dionysios ORCID: 0000-0002-3782-0091, Smith, James R., Bouropoulos, Nikolaos and Fatouros, Dimitrios G. (2008) Diameter-selective solubilization of carbon nanotubes by lipid micelles. Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, 8 (1). pp. 420-423. ISSN 1533-4880 (doi:

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The one-step dispersion of HiPco single-walled carbon nanotubes in aqueous media with the use of a synthetic lyso-phosphatidylcholine was studied. Solubilization occurs through wrapping of lipid molecules around the circumference of the tubes, yielding lipid monolayers on the graphitic sidewalls as evidenced by atomic force microscopy imaging and dynamic light scattering measurements. Raman spectroscopy showed that the dispersion and centrifugation process leads to an effective enrichment of the stable aqueous suspension in carbon nanostructures with smaller diameters.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: lipid micelles, single wall carbon nanotubes, Raman spectroscopy, atomic force microscopy, zeta potential
Subjects: T Technology > TP Chemical technology
Q Science > QD Chemistry
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Engineering & Science > School of Science (SCI)
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