Amine-functionalized boron nitride nanotubes

T. Ikuno, T. Sainsbury, D. Okawa, Jean Frechet, A. Zettl*

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The surface of boron nitride nanotubes (BNNTs) has been functionalized with amine groups via ammonia plasma irradiation. The functionalized tubes were characterized by Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy and electron energy loss spectroscopy. Amine-functionalized BNNTs were found to be highly dispersible in chloroform, and are predicted to form the basis of a new class of chemically reactive nanostructures.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)643-646
Number of pages4
JournalSolid State Communications
Issue number11
StatePublished - Jun 1 2007


  • A. Nanostructures
  • A. Surface and interface
  • C. Scanning and transmission electron microscopy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Materials Science
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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