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Title: Dispersing single-walled carbon nanotubes in ionic liquids: a quantitative analysis
Authors: Hameed, N
Church, JS
Salim, NV
Hanley, TL
Amini, A
Fox, BL
Keywords: MOLTEN SALTS
CHLORIDES
CARBON NANOTUBES
RAMAN SPECTROSCOPY
SPECTROSCOPY
CHEMICAL PROPERTIES
Issue Date: 15-Aug-2013
Publisher: Royal Society of Chemistry
Citation: Hameed, N., Church, J. S., Salim, N. V., Hanley, T. L., Amini, A., & Fox, B. L. (2013). Dispersing single-walled carbon nanotubes in ionic liquids: a quantitative analysis. RSC Advances, 3(43), 20034-20039.
Abstract: The efficiency of various ionic liquids, specifically the 1-butyl-3-methylimidazolium tetrafluoroborate, hexafluorophosphate, chloride and dicyanamide salts, in dispersing single walled carbon nanotubes has been examined. The SWCNTs were dispersed in the ILs at varying concentrations by grinding. All of the ILs were found to be effective dispersants for nanotubes and quantitative evidences including X-ray scattering, Raman spectroscopy and UV-visible spectroscopy unambiguously showed that BMIM[BF4] is the most efficient IL while BMIM[DCA] is the least effective IL. A quantitative analysis of the interactions between SWCNTs and ionic liquids by analyzing their scattering and spectral features is put forth.© 2013, The Royal Society of Chemistry.
URI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/c3ra42488j
http://apo.ansto.gov.au/dspace/handle/10238/6277
ISSN: 2046-2069
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