Enzyme-activated surfactants for dispersion of carbon nanotubes

Brian G. Cousins, Apurba K. Das, Raman Sharma, Yanning Li, Jonathan P. McNamara, Ian H. Hillier, Ian A. Kinloch, Rein V. Ulijn

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N-Fluorenyl-9-methoxycarbonyl-protected amino acids are used as surfactants for carbon nanotubes and their interactions are modeled using quantum mechanical computations. These surfactants are then converted into enzymatically activated CNT surfactants that create homogeneous aqueous nanotube dispersions on-demand under constant and physiological conditions
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)587-590
Number of pages4
Issue number5
Early online date25 Feb 2009
Publication statusPublished - 6 Mar 2009


  • carbon nanotubes
  • dispersions
  • enzymes
  • modeling
  • peptides

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