A general strategy for synthesis of metal oxide nanoparticles attached on carbon nanomaterials
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Nanoscale Research Letters 2011, 6:71 doi:10.1186/1556-276X-6-71Published: 12 January 2011
We report a general strategy for synthesis of a large variety of metal oxide nanoparticles on different carbon nanomaterials (CNMs), including single-walled carbon nanotubes, multi-walled carbon nanotubes, and a few-layer graphene. The approach was based on the π-π interaction between CNMs and modified aromatic organic ligands, which acted as bridges connecting metal ions and CNMs. Our methods can be applicable for a large variety of metal ions, thus offering a great potential application.