Supercritical carbon dioxide is an universal tool to impregnate carbon nanotubes with a wide range of organic molecules. In this Letter, we present our results of carbon nanotubes filled with the photo-conducting polymer poly(N-vinyl carbazole) and the conducting polymer polypyrrole which were prepared by polymerizing the monomers inside the nanotubes. The endohedral nanotubes were characterized by HRTEM and 1 H NMR which confirmed that the encapsulated material was indeed the conducting polymer.
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- Physics and Astronomy(all)
- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry