A facile and patternable method for the surface modification of carbon nanotube forests using perfluoroarylazides

Stefan J. Pastine, David Okawa, Brian Kessler, Marco Rolandi, Mark Llorente, Alex Zettl, Jean Frechet

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Abstract

A facile patterning method for the functionalization of vertically aligned carbon nanotubes is described. Modification of the surface of nanotube forests with hydrophilic, hydrophobic, or polymerizable small molecules was achieved via UV-triggered attachment of perfluoroarylazides. Multiple functionalizations of the tube surface can be achieved. Macro- and micropatterning of forest substrates were demonstrated. Superhydrophobic surfaces containing superhydrophilic regions were prepared.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)4238-4239
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of the American Chemical Society
Volume130
Issue number13
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 2 2008

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Biochemistry
  • Colloid and Surface Chemistry

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