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Synthesis of multi-walled carbon nanotube/polyhedral oligomeric silsesquioxane nanohybrid by utilizing click chemistry

Santosh Kumar Yadav1, Sibdas Singha Mahapatra12, Hye Jin Yoo1 and Jae Whan Cho1*

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1 Department of Textile Engineering, Konkuk University, Seoul 143-701, Korea

2 Department of Chemical Engineering and Chemical Technology, Imperial College, London SW7 2AZ, UK

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Nanoscale Research Letters 2011, 6:122  doi:10.1186/1556-276X-6-122

Published: 8 February 2011


A new hybrid material consisting of a polyhedral oligomeric silsesquioxane (POSS) and carbon nanotube (CNT) was synthesized by a simple and versatile approach entailing click coupling between azide moiety-functionalized POSS and alkyne-functionalized multi-walled CNTs. This approach provides a simple and convenient route to efficiently functionalize a wide variety of nanoscale nanostructure materials on the surface of CNTs.