Multi-walled carbon nanotubes were chemically functionalized with methacrylic acid and methacrylated bovine serum albumin by free radical grafting reaction to obtain novel nanocomposites. The nanotubes were synthesized by aerosol-assisted chemical vapor deposition, andthen the monomers were directly grafted by the action of hydrogen peroxide/ascorbic acid redox pair which allows operating in water-compatible and eco-friendly environment without the generation of any toxic reaction by-product. Amulti-technique approach was used to evaluate the effectiveness of the grafting process employing Fourier transform infrared, Raman, X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy, scanningelectron microscopy, transmission electron microscopy, and thermogravimetric analyses. Considering the high importanceof methacrylate polymers and bovine serum albumin, the proposed nanocomposites could be of great applicability in biomedical and pharmaceutical fields.
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|Titolo:||Novel carbon nanotube composites by grafting reaction with water-compatible redox initiator system|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2013|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|