Superficial grafting of water-soluble polymers on brominated mwcnt by atrp technique

Aurel Diacon, Edina Rusen, Bogdan Mǎrculescu, Corina Andronescu, Cosmin Cotrut, Cǎtalin Zaharia, Alexandra Mocanu, Corneliu Cincu

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Multiwall carbon nanotubes (CNTs) have been brominated by photochemical bromine addition. XPS analysis has been used to determine the amount of bromine reacted. By measuring the concentrations of the co-initiator and the monomer, multiwall carbon nanotubes functionalized with hydrosoluble polymers-polyhydroxyethylacrylate (PHEA) and polyacrylamide (PAAM)-have been obtained and characterized using the Raman, SEM, and XPS depth profile techniques. The 3-D structure of the composite films obtained from the functionalized CNTs has been studied as well.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-8
Number of pages8
JournalInternational Journal of Polymer Analysis and Characterization
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2011
Externally publishedYes


  • Atrp
  • Hydrosoluble polymers
  • Multiwall nanotubes
  • Xps depth profile

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Chemical Engineering(all)

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