Functionalization and Polymerization on the CNT Surfaces

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http://hdl.handle.net/10754/594154
Title:
Functionalization and Polymerization on the CNT Surfaces
Authors:
Albuerne, Julio; Zenkel, Christian; Munirasu, Selvaraj
Abstract:
In this review we focus on the current status of using carbon nanotube (CNT) as a filler for polymer nanocomposites. Starting with the historical background of CNT, its distinct properties and the surface functionalization of the nanotube, the three different surface polymerization techniques, namely grafting "from", "to" and "through/in between" were discussed. Wider focus has been given on "grafting from" surface initiated polymerizations, including atom transfer radical polymerization (ATRP), reversible addition fragmentation chain-transfer (RAFT) Polymerization, nitroxide mediated polymerization (NMP), ring opening polymerization (ROP) and other miscellaneous polymerization methods. The grafting "to" and "through / in between" also discussed and compared with grafting from polymerization. The merits and shortcomings of all three grafting methods were discussed and the bottleneck issue in grafting from method has been highlighted. Furthermore the current and potential future industrial applications were deliberated. Finally the toxicity issue of CNTs in the final product has been reviewed with the limited available literature knowledge. © 2013 Bentham Science Publishers.
KAUST Department:
Water Desalination and Reuse Research Center (WDRC)
Citation:
Albuerne J, Zenkel C, Munirasu S (2013) Functionalization and Polymerization on the CNT Surfaces. COC 17: 1867–1879. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.2174/13852728113179990088.
Publisher:
Bentham Science Publishers Ltd.
Journal:
Current Organic Chemistry
Issue Date:
1-Jul-2013
DOI:
10.2174/13852728113179990088
Type:
Article
ISSN:
1385-2728
Appears in Collections:
Articles; Water Desalination and Reuse Research Center (WDRC)

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dc.contributor.authorAlbuerne, Julioen
dc.contributor.authorZenkel, Christianen
dc.contributor.authorMunirasu, Selvarajen
dc.date.accessioned2016-01-19T13:22:48Zen
dc.date.available2016-01-19T13:22:48Zen
dc.date.issued2013-07-01en
dc.identifier.citationAlbuerne J, Zenkel C, Munirasu S (2013) Functionalization and Polymerization on the CNT Surfaces. COC 17: 1867–1879. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.2174/13852728113179990088.en
dc.identifier.issn1385-2728en
dc.identifier.doi10.2174/13852728113179990088en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/594154en
dc.description.abstractIn this review we focus on the current status of using carbon nanotube (CNT) as a filler for polymer nanocomposites. Starting with the historical background of CNT, its distinct properties and the surface functionalization of the nanotube, the three different surface polymerization techniques, namely grafting "from", "to" and "through/in between" were discussed. Wider focus has been given on "grafting from" surface initiated polymerizations, including atom transfer radical polymerization (ATRP), reversible addition fragmentation chain-transfer (RAFT) Polymerization, nitroxide mediated polymerization (NMP), ring opening polymerization (ROP) and other miscellaneous polymerization methods. The grafting "to" and "through / in between" also discussed and compared with grafting from polymerization. The merits and shortcomings of all three grafting methods were discussed and the bottleneck issue in grafting from method has been highlighted. Furthermore the current and potential future industrial applications were deliberated. Finally the toxicity issue of CNTs in the final product has been reviewed with the limited available literature knowledge. © 2013 Bentham Science Publishers.en
dc.publisherBentham Science Publishers Ltd.en
dc.subjectCarbon nano tubesen
dc.subjectControlled radical polymerizationsen
dc.subjectFunctionalizationen
dc.subjectGrafting fromen
dc.subjectGrafting throughen
dc.subjectGrafting toen
dc.subjectNanocompositeen
dc.titleFunctionalization and Polymerization on the CNT Surfacesen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentWater Desalination and Reuse Research Center (WDRC)en
dc.identifier.journalCurrent Organic Chemistryen
dc.contributor.institutionBASF Poyurethanes GmbH, Germanyen
dc.contributor.institutionCenter for High Temperature Materials and Design, Fraunhofer Institute for Silicate Research ISC, Neunerplatz 2, 97082 Wuerzburg, Germanyen
dc.contributor.institutionHelmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht, Institute of Polymer Research, Max-Planck-Str. 1, 21502, Geesthacht, Germanyen
kaust.authorMunirasu, Selvarajen
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