Microwave-induced multiple functionalization of carbon nanotubes

J Am Chem Soc. 2008 Jun 25;130(25):8094-100. doi: 10.1021/ja801971k. Epub 2008 May 31.


We describe a new synthetic strategy to produce multifunctionalized carbon nanotubes using a combination of two different addition reactions, the 1,3-dipolar cycloaddition of azomethine ylides and the addition of diazonium salts, both via a simple and fast microwave-induced method. The presence of multifunctionality on the SWNTs has been confirmed using the most useful techniques for the characterization of carbon nanotubes. The doubly functionalized SWNTs can be considered potentially useful for many interesting applications.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Microscopy, Atomic Force
  • Microwaves*
  • Nanotubes, Carbon / chemistry*
  • Spectrum Analysis, Raman


  • Nanotubes, Carbon