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Boron Nitride Nanotubes: Recent Advances in Their Synthesis, Functionalization, and Applications

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Engineering Product Development, Singapore University of Technology and Design, 8 Somapah Road, Singapore 487372, Singapore
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Department of Physics, Michigan Technological University, 1400 Townsend Drive, Houghton, MI 49931, USA
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Academic Editors: Philippe Miele, Samuel Bernard and Zheng Liu
Molecules 2016, 21(7), 922; https://doi.org/10.3390/molecules21070922
Received: 16 June 2016 / Revised: 6 July 2016 / Accepted: 11 July 2016 / Published: 15 July 2016
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Boron Nitride: Synthesis and Application)
A comprehensive overview of current research progress on boron nitride nanotubes (BNNTs) is presented in this article. Particularly, recent advancements in controlled synthesis and large-scale production of BNNTs will first be summarized. While recent success in mass production of BNNTs has opened up new opportunities to implement the appealing properties in various applications, concerns about product purity and quality still remain. Secondly, we will summarize the progress in functionalization of BNNTs, which is the necessary step for their applications. Additionally, selected potential applications in structural composites and biomedicine will be highlighted. View Full-Text
Keywords: boron nitride nanotubes; mass production; functionalization; polymer composites; biomedical applications boron nitride nanotubes; mass production; functionalization; polymer composites; biomedical applications
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Lee, C.H.; Bhandari, S.; Tiwari, B.; Yapici, N.; Zhang, D.; Yap, Y.K. Boron Nitride Nanotubes: Recent Advances in Their Synthesis, Functionalization, and Applications. Molecules 2016, 21, 922.

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