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2 June 2005 Interaction of single walled carbon nanotubes with starch-based systems
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The interaction of carbon nanotubes with soft organic molecules such as cyclodextrins and other saccharides has recently been shown to produce water-soluble composites. Such systems offer considerable advantages over polymer based composites due to their biocompatibility and non-covalent coupling which can potentially preserve the unique properties of the tubes. The mechanism of interaction of such systems has been proposed to be dominated by hydrophobic and hydrophilic interactions along the surface of the tube. In this study a number of composite systems have been formed with HiPco carbon nanotubes using starch.
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A. Casey, G. F. Farrell, M. McNamara, H. J. Byrne, and G. Chambers "Interaction of single walled carbon nanotubes with starch-based systems", Proc. SPIE 5824, Opto-Ireland 2005: Nanotechnology and Nanophotonics, (2 June 2005);

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