Carbon nanotubes have emerged as very promising materials in various research fields spanning from biotechnology to energy storage and transformation. Their poor solubility in aqueous and organic solvents and limited compatibility with polymer matrices are major drawbacks, rendering these materials incapable of achieving their full potential. Covalent or non-covalent functionalization with polymers is considered a major key in circumventing this issue. In this feature article, the non-covalent functionalization through various types of interactions between polymers and carbon nanotubes is highlighted and their potential applications are discussed.
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- Chemical Engineering(all)