Preparation of urea functionalized carbon nanotubes

Sean M. Ramirez*, Timothy Edward Long


研究成果: Conference contribution


The incorporation of carbon nanotubes (CNTs) within polymer matrices has emerged as an area of intense nanocomposite research, which is focused on developing polymeric materials with enhanced mechanical, electrical, and thermal properties. Multi-walled carbon nanotubes (MWNT) were oxidized in nitric acid to produce acid sites decorating the NT surface at a concentration of 1.30 mmol COOH groups/g MWNT. These were then converted to acid halides and reacted with various diamines of different spacer lengths. The amines moieties were reacted with octadecyl isocyanate to produce urea modified MWNTs (0.32 mmol Urea/g MWNT). Spacer groups were introduced between the urea group and CNT surface to disperse CNT-CNT aggregation. These urea functionalized CNTs were dispersed in poly(urethanes) and poly(urethane ureas) in order to study the influence of hydrogen bonding moieties (ureas) on the CNT surface and polymer matrix. MWNTS were characterized with thermogravimetric analysis, X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy, and scanning electron microscopy.

ホスト出版物のタイトルAmerican Chemical Society - 237th National Meeting and Exposition, ACS 2009, Abstracts of Scientific Papers
出版ステータスPublished - 2009 12月 1
イベント237th National Meeting and Exposition of the American Chemical Society, ACS 2009 - Salt Lake City, UT, United States
継続期間: 2009 3月 222009 3月 26


Other237th National Meeting and Exposition of the American Chemical Society, ACS 2009
国/地域United States
CitySalt Lake City, UT

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • 化学 (全般)
  • 化学工学(全般)


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