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*

*Corresponding author for this work

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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 1H 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
Issue number1-3
StatePublished - Nov 11 2006
Externally publishedYes

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Funding Information:
This work was supported by the Nano Systems Institute-National Core Research Center (NSI-NCRC) program of KOSEF, Korea.

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Physics and Astronomy
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry


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