Chemically activated boron nitride nanotubes

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Author(s)

  • Y. Bando
  • T. Terao
  • C. C. Tang
  • H. Kuwahara
  • D. Golberg

Detail(s)

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1536-1540
Journal / PublicationChemistry - An Asian Journal
Volume4
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 5 Oct 2009
Externally publishedYes

Abstract

Functionalizing nanotubes: An easy method is developed to functionalize boron nitride nanotubes. Hydrogen peroxide is used to oxidize the surface of pristine BN nanotubes to get hydroxylated BN nanotubes, which are chemically active for further functionalization. The Figure shows hydroxylated BN nanotubes can be well dispersed in water (left), while pristine BN nanotubes are hydrophobic (right). © 2009 Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH&Co. KGaA, Weinheim.

Research Area(s)

  • Boron, Functionalization, Nanotubes oxidization, Polymeric composites

Citation Format(s)

Chemically activated boron nitride nanotubes. / Zhi, C. Y.; Bando, Y.; Terao, T.; Tang, C. C.; Kuwahara, H.; Golberg, D.

In: Chemistry - An Asian Journal, Vol. 4, No. 10, 05.10.2009, p. 1536-1540.

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journalpeer-review