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The State of HiPco Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes in 2019

Department of Chemistry, Rice University, Houston, TX 77005, USA
NoPo Nanotechnologies India Private Limited, Bangalore, Karnataka 560100, India
Department of Industrial Engineering, Lamar University, Beaumont, TX 77705, USA
Department of Materials Science and Nanotechnology, Rice University, Houston, TX 77005, USA
Energy Safety Research Institute, Swansea University Bay Campus, Swansea SA1 8EN, UK
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Received: 25 September 2019 / Revised: 22 October 2019 / Accepted: 23 October 2019 / Published: 28 October 2019
(This article belongs to the Collection Carbon in the Circular Economy)
High-pressure carbon monoxide (HiPco)-synthesized single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWCNTs) have been a widely studied carbon nanomaterial for nearly two decades. It has been the de facto standard for SWCNT research, be it functionalization, separation and purification, or composites, as a result of the consistent, high-quality material that was made available at an affordable price to researchers worldwide. The recent shutdown of the HiPco reactor at Rice University has resulted in a scarcity of HiPco material available to the research community, and a new source of similar SWCNTs is desperately needed. Continued research and development on the design, materials used, and the overall process have led to a new HiPco material, referred to as NoPo HiPCO®, as an alternative to the erstwhile Rice HiPco SWCNTs. In this work, we have compared the two HiPco materials, and aim to provide more clarity for researchers globally on the state of HiPco SWCNTs for research and applications alike in 2019. View Full-Text
Keywords: carbon; carbon nanotube; HiPco; NoPo HiPCO®; SWCNT carbon; carbon nanotube; HiPco; NoPo HiPCO®; SWCNT
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Gangoli, V.S.; Godwin, M.A.; Reddy, G.; Bradley, R.K.; Barron, A.R. The State of HiPco Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes in 2019. C 2019, 5, 65.

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Gangoli VS, Godwin MA, Reddy G, Bradley RK, Barron AR. The State of HiPco Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes in 2019. C. 2019; 5(4):65.

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Gangoli, Varun S., M. A. Godwin, Gadhadar Reddy, Robert K. Bradley, and Andrew R. Barron. 2019. "The State of HiPco Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes in 2019" C 5, no. 4: 65.

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