Polymerization of conducting polymers inside carbon nanotubes

Johannes Steinmetz, Soyoung Kwon, Hyun Jung Lee, Edy Abou Hamad, Robert Almairac, Christophe Goze-Bac, Hwayong Kim, Yung Woo Park*

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)139-144
Number of pages6
JournalChemical Physics Letters
Volume431
Issue number1-3
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 11 2006

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry

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