Synthesis of multi-walled carbon nanotube/polyhedral oligomeric silsesquioxane nanohybrid by utilizing click chemistry
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
Nanoscale Research Letters 2011, 6:122 doi:10.1186/1556-276X-6-122Published: 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.