Green tea solution individually solubilizes single-walled carbon nanotubes

Genki Nakamura, Kaori Narimatsu, Yasuro Niidome, Naotoshi Nakashima

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    We describe the finding that green tea and catechins individually dissolve single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWNTs). UVvisible-near-IR absorption, photoluminescence, Raman spectroscopy, and atomic force microscopy were used to characterize the solubilized aqueous nanotube solutions.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1140-1141
    Number of pages2
    JournalChemistry Letters
    Issue number9
    Publication statusPublished - Sept 5 2007

    All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

    • General Chemistry


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