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In this study a number of composite-like samples of ç-cyclodextrin and HiPco carbon nanotubes were prepared. The first sample was prepared by a simple grinding procedure, which has been reported to cut HiPco carbon nanotubes. The other samples were obtained via a refluxing procedure analogous to similar studies on other fullerenes and ç-cyclodextrin. The samples were analyzed using absorption and Raman spectroscopy, and differential scanning calorimetry. The results presented show clear evidence of an intermolecular interaction between ç-cyclodextrin and single-walled carbon nanotubes.
Chambers, G. et al. (2003) Characterization of the Interaction of Gamma Cyclodextrin with Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes. Nano Letters, Vol. 3 (6), pp.843-846. DOI: 10.1021/nl034181p