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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    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

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

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


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