Direct grafting of carbon nanotubes with ethylenediamine

Andrey Gromov, Nia Gray, Petra Szilagyi, Eleanor E.B. Campbell

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Singlewall and multiwall carbon nanotubes were covalently functionalised with ethylenediamine (EDA) in a simple one-pot process providing a good surface coverage. The successful grafting of EDA on carbon nanotubes (CNTs) was shown by X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS), infrared and Raman spectroscopies and thermogravimetric analysis (TGA). These functionalised CNTs with terminal amino groups were shown to form composite polyamide materials with uniform CNT
distribution in the polymer matrix.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)21242-21248
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Materials Chemistry
Issue number39
Early online date7 Sep 2012
Publication statusPublished - 18 Sep 2012


  • carbon nanotubes
  • chemical functionalisation
  • CNT polymer composite


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