Design Rules for Graphene and Carbon Nanotube Solvents and Dispersants

Published on 2019-07-11T23:43:19Z (GMT) by
The constantly widening industrial applications of carbon-based nanomaterials puts into sharp perspective the lack of true solvents in which the materials spontaneously exfoliate to individual molecules. This work shows that the different geometry of graphene compared to that of carbon nanotubes can change the potency of a molecule to act as a solvent or dispersant. Through analysis of the structure/function relationships, we derive a number of design rules that will aid the identification of the best solvent or dispersant candidates.

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Hardy, Adam; Dix, James; Williams, Christopher D.; Siperstein, Flor R.; Carbone, Paola; Bock, Henry (2018): Design

Rules for Graphene and Carbon Nanotube Solvents

and Dispersants. ACS Publications. Collection.