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A comparative study of the solubilising effect of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon (PAHs) on single walled carbon nanotubes (SWCNTs) produced by high pressure decomposition of carbon monoxide (HiPco) and the arc discharge (AD) method has been carried out with the aid of fluorescence and Raman spectroscopy. For this study, polyphenyl and polyacene PAHs of different lengths are used. From the study it has been found that the binding energy of PAHs with AD SWCNTs is the same as that with HiPco SWCNTs. Shorter PAHs molecules better solubilise SWCNTs and in general smaller diameter SWCNTs. Thus, given their smaller diameter profile, significantly larger amounts of HiPco SWCNTs are solubilised than AD SWCNTs.
Debnath, S. et al. (2010) A Comparative Study of the Interaction of Different Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons on Different Types of Single Walled Carbon Nanotubes. Journal of Physical Chemistry C, Vol.114, (18), pp.8167-8175. 2010. doi:10.1021/jp1001644
Science Foundation Ireland Research Frontiers Program PHY037 2006. The Raman Instrument was purchased under the framework of the INSPIRE programme, funded by the Irish Government's Programme for Research in Third Level Institutions, Cycle 4, National Development Plan 2007-2013, supported by the European Union Structural Fund.