1H NMR study of the solvent THF concerning their structural and dynamical properties in chemically Li-intercalated SWNT
AuthorsSchmid, Marc R.
KAUST DepartmentKAUST Catalysis Center (KCC)
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AbstractStructural and dynamical properties of the THF solvent in single-walled carbon nanotubes intercalated with lithium are investigated by NMR. 1H NMR experiments reveal the existence of two types of inequivalent THF solvent molecules with different chemical environments and dynamical behavior. At low temperatures THF molecules perpendicularly arranged in between adjacent SWNT presumably exhibit a restricted rotation around their dipolar axis. At higher temperatures THF molecules are isotropically rotating and diffusing along the interstitial channels of the SWNT bundles. © 2011 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
SponsorsC. Goze-Bac is grateful to the Region Languedoc-Roussillon for its financial support.
JournalChemical Physics Letters