Coating carbon nanotubes with polymer in supercritical carbon dioxide

Jiawei Wang, Andrei N. Khlobystov, Wenxin Wang, Steven M. Howdle, Martyn Poliakoff
2006 Chemical Communications  
A facile and efficient method has been developed for coating MWNTs with solvent resistant polymer in scCO 2 , which permits the selective deposition of high molecular weight fluorinated graft poly(methyl vinyl ether-alt-maleic anhydride) polymer onto MWNTs in scCO 2 under 100-170 bar at 40 uC and forms quasi one-dimensional nanostructures with conducting cores and insulating surfaces.
doi:10.1039/b600441e pmid:16583015 fatcat:wkiab5eyebcllovwwz54rw3bwe