Macromolecular Research

, Volume 13, Issue 4, pp 356–361

Formation of carbon nanotube/glucose-carrying polymer hybrids by surface-initiated, atom transfer radical polymerization

  • Yong-Won Lee
  • Sung Min Kang
  • Kuk Ro Yoon
  • Young Shik Chi
  • Insung S. Choi
  • Seok-Pyo Hong
  • Byung-Chan Yu
  • Hyun-Jong Paik
  • Wan Soo Yun
Notes

DOI: 10.1007/BF03218466

Cite this article as:
Lee, YW., Kang, S.M., Yoon, K.R. et al. Macromol. Res. (2005) 13: 356. doi:10.1007/BF03218466

Conclusions

In conclusion, we demonstrated that SI-ATRP could be utilized for generating CNT/glycopolymer hybrid nanocomposites. As a proof-of-concept, we grafted MAIpGlc, a monomer that carries protected glucose ring, onto s-MWCNTs. After coating s-MWCNTs with pMAIpGlc, the MAIpGlc moiety was deprotected to extrude the glucose group onto the surface of s-MWCNTs. LAMA (and its derivatives) would have advantages over MAIpGlc, because various monosaccharides and a sequence of saccharides could be incorporated into the polymer backbone and polymerization does not need protection/deprotection steps. Considering the biological importance of polysaccharides, the method described herein would be beneficial in many areas, such as pathogen detection and biosensors.

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© The Polymer Society of Korea and Springer 2005

Authors and Affiliations

  • Yong-Won Lee
    • 1
  • Sung Min Kang
    • 1
  • Kuk Ro Yoon
    • 1
  • Young Shik Chi
    • 1
  • Insung S. Choi
    • 1
  • Seok-Pyo Hong
    • 2
  • Byung-Chan Yu
    • 2
  • Hyun-Jong Paik
    • 3
  • Wan Soo Yun
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of ChemistryKAISTDaejeonKorea
  2. 2.Department of Biomedicinal ChemistryMokwon UniversityDaejeonKorea
  3. 3.Department of Polymer Science and EngineeringPusan National UniversityBusanKorea
  4. 4.Electronic Device GroupKorea Research Institute of Standards and Science (KRISS)DaejeonKorea

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