Functionalization of carbon nanotubes via supercritical fluid treatment

Andre Taylor, Jeremy Kizuka, Levi T. Thompson

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Abstract

Functionalization of single-wall CNT (SWCNT) using surface activation with sulfonic acid intermediates and treatment with super-critical CO2 or methanol were studied. A series of Pt functionalized SWCNT were prepared. The Pt particles ranged in size from 2-15 nm with an average particle size of 5 nm. Different Pt precursors, i.e., Pt(Acac)2, PtCl2, etc., surface activation intermediates, i.e., (2(4-chlorosulfonylphenyl) ethyl trichlorosilane)), and conditions were used to produce 2-3 nm Pt particles for fuel cell applications. The Pt functionalized SWCNT as well as the performance of these materials in a Micro-PEM fuel cell was discussed. This is an abstract of a paper presented at the AIChE Annual Meeting (San Francisco, CA 11/12-17/2006).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2006 AIChE Annual Meeting
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2006
Event2006 AIChE Annual Meeting - San Francisco, CA, United States
Duration: Nov 12 2006Nov 17 2006

Other

Other2006 AIChE Annual Meeting
CountryUnited States
CitySan Francisco, CA
Period11/12/0611/17/06

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biotechnology
  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Bioengineering
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality

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Taylor, A., Kizuka, J., & Thompson, L. T. (2006). Functionalization of carbon nanotubes via supercritical fluid treatment. In 2006 AIChE Annual Meeting