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Nanomaterials 2018, 8(3), 137; https://doi.org/10.3390/nano8030137

Epoxidation of Carbon Nanocapsules: Decoration of Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes Filled with Metal Halides

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Department of Chemistry, University of Bari “A. Moro”, Via Orabona, 4, 70126 Bari, Italy
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INSTM Unit of Trieste, Department of Chemical and Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Trieste, Via L. Giorgieri 1, 34127 Trieste, Italy
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Institut de Ciencia de Materials de Barcelona (ICMAB-CSIC), Bellaterra, 08193 Barcelona, Spain
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Catalan Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (ICN2), CSIC and The Barcelona Institute of Science and Technology, Campus UAB, Bellaterra, 08193 Barcelona, Spain
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CNR-ICCOM, Department of Chemistry, University of Bari, Via Orabona, 4, 70126 Bari, Italy
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Received: 29 January 2018 / Revised: 24 February 2018 / Accepted: 26 February 2018 / Published: 28 February 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Applications of Carbon Nanotubes)
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Methyl(trifluoromethyl)dioxirane (TFDO) can be used for the oxyfunctionalization of SWCNTs filled with NaI and LuCl3 under mild conditions. The chosen metal halides are of interest for theranostics, both for imaging and therapy when in their radioactive form. The applied functionalization methodology does not require metal catalyst, preserves the integrity of the nanotubes during treatment, avoiding the release of the filling material. In this way, epoxidation can be considered as an efficient methodology for the functionalization of carbon nanocapsules, where the traditional harsh oxidation conditions by acids are not applicable. View Full-Text
Keywords: SWCNT; TFDO; epoxidation; nanocapsules filling SWCNT; TFDO; epoxidation; nanocapsules filling
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D’Accolti, L.; Gajewska, A.; Kierkowicz, M.; Martincic, M.; Nacci, A.; Sandoval, S.; Ballesteros, B.; Tobias, G.; Da Ros, T.; Fusco, C. Epoxidation of Carbon Nanocapsules: Decoration of Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes Filled with Metal Halides. Nanomaterials 2018, 8, 137.

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