Fabrication of fullerene (C60) decorated carbon nanotubes and their application in flame-retarding polypropylene

Song, Pingan ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1082-652X and Shen, Yu and Du, Baoxian and Guo, Zhenghong and Fang, Zhengping (2009) Fabrication of fullerene (C60) decorated carbon nanotubes and their application in flame-retarding polypropylene. Nanoscale, 1 (1). pp. 118-121. ISSN 2040-3364


Multi-walled carbon nanotubes were decorated with fullerene (C 60) via a three-step chemical functionalization, with the goal of combining their unique physical and chemical characteristics and simultaneously improving the solubility of CNTs in organic solvents. C60 molecules, about 0.67% by molecule, were homogeneously bonded onto the surface of the CNTs. Electron microscopy clearly shows that C60 molecules are introduced onto the surface of the CNTs, and this is also evidenced by their UV-VIS absorption spectra. Cone calorimetry measurements showed that compared with pristine CNTs, fullerene-decorated CNTs further reduced the flammability of polypropylene, which may be due to the free-radical-trapping effect of C 60 and the barrier effect of the CNT network.

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Date Deposited: 08 Aug 2019 01:15
Last Modified: 24 Nov 2021 00:34
Fields of Research (2008): 09 Engineering > 0912 Materials Engineering > 091299 Materials Engineering not elsewhere classified
Fields of Research (2020): 40 ENGINEERING > 4016 Materials engineering > 401699 Materials engineering not elsewhere classified
Socio-Economic Objectives (2008): B Economic Development > 86 Manufacturing > 8699 Other Manufacturing > 869999 Manufacturing not elsewhere classified
Identification Number or DOI: https://doi.org/10.1039/B9NR00026G
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/35597

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