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Covalent attachment of a ruthenium complex to multiwall carbon nanotubes
Author(s): Sakina Benrezzak; Fiona Frehill; Manuel G. Ruether; Antonio Fonseca; Janos Nagy; Andrew I. Minett; Werner J. Blau; Johannes G. Vos; Marc in het Panhuis
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Paper Abstract

Amino functionalized multi wall carbon nanotubes (MWNT) were reacted with an inorganic Ruthenium complex, {[Ru(dcclbpy)(bpy)2](PF6)2}, in an attempt to covalently attach the Ruthenium complex to the MWNT. The covalent attachment between the Ruthenium complex and the carbon nanotubes is achieved by the formation of an amide group. Absorption and emission spectroscopy indicated that a reaction between the amino functionalized MWNT and the Ruthenium complex occurred. Atomic fore microscopy (AFM) images gave further evidence of a successful attachment of the Ruthenium complex to MWNT by showing multiple junctions between MWNT distinct from naturally occurring splitting of MWNT ropes.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 August 2003
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 4876, Opto-Ireland 2002: Optics and Photonics Technologies and Applications, (27 August 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.463904
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Sakina Benrezzak, Trinity College Dublin (Ireland)
Fiona Frehill, Dublin City Univ. (Ireland)
Manuel G. Ruether, Trinity College Dublin (Ireland)
Antonio Fonseca, Univ. Notre-Dame de la Paix (Belgium)
Janos Nagy, Univ. Notre-Dame de la Paix (Belgium)
Andrew I. Minett, Trinity College Dublin (Ireland)
Werner J. Blau, Trinity College Dublin (Ireland)
Johannes G. Vos, Dublin City Univ. (Ireland)
Marc in het Panhuis, Trinity College Dublin (Ireland)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4876:
Opto-Ireland 2002: Optics and Photonics Technologies and Applications
Vincent Toal; Norman Douglas McMillan; Gerard M. O'Connor; Eon O'Mongain; Austin F. Duke; John F. Donegan; James A. McLaughlin; Brian D. MacCraith; Werner J. Blau, Editor(s)

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