Formation of carbon nanotube/glucose-carrying polymer hybrids by surface-initiated, atom transfer radical polymerization
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- Lee, YW., Kang, S.M., Yoon, K.R. et al. Macromol. Res. (2005) 13: 356. doi:10.1007/BF03218466
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.