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Starched Carbon Nanotubes

Star, Alexander and Steuerman, David W. and Heath, James R. and Stoddart, J. Fraser (2002) Starched Carbon Nanotubes. Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 41 (14). pp. 2508-2512. ISSN 1433-7851. doi:10.1002/1521-3773(20020715)41:14<2508::aid-anie2508>;2-a.

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Common‐or‐garden starch can render single‐walled carbon nanotubes (SWNTs) readily soluble in water. The secret is to preorganize the linear amylose component in the starch into a helix with iodine prior to bringing the SWNTs on the scene. The SWNTs displace the iodine molecules in a “pea‐shooting” type of mechanism (see scheme). After some physical cajoling of the aqueous solution containing the starch–SWNT complex, a fine “bucky paper” is formed. Spitting in the aqueous solution, followed by sitting around for a few hours, also enables equally fine “bucky paper” to be harvested.

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Additional Information:© 2002 Wiley‐VCH Verlag GmbH, Weinheim, Fed. Rep. of Germany. Received: February 26, 2002. This work was funded by the Office of Naval Research and by the National Science Foundation.
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Subject Keywords:amylose; hydrophobic interactions; molecular recognition; nanotubes; self‐assembly
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Official Citation:Star, A. , Steuerman, D. W., Heath, J. R. and Stoddart, J. F. (2002), Starched Carbon Nanotubes. Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 41: 2508-2512. doi:10.1002/1521-3773(20020715)41:14<2508::AID-ANIE2508>3.0.CO;2-A
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