Selective Chemistry of Single-walled Nanotubes - Reversibility of Diazonium Chemistry

Reversibility of Diazonium Chemistry

Nanotubes reacted with the diazonium reagent can be converted back into pristine nanotubes when thermally treated at 300 °C in an atmosphere of inert gas. This cleaves the aryl hydroxyl moieties from the nanotube sidewall and restores the spectroscopic feature (Raman and absorption spectra) of pristine nanotube.

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