Characterising chemical functionality on carbon surfaces

Wildgoose, Gregory G., Abiman, Poobalasingam and Compton, Richard G. (2009) Characterising chemical functionality on carbon surfaces. Journal of Materials Chemistry, 19 (28). pp. 4875-4886. ISSN 1364-5501

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This feature article introduces the reader to the surface chemistry and structure of graphitic carbon materials, including carbon nanotubes. Recent work involving the development of dual labels that allow us to selectively and quantitatively label carboxyl and general carbonyl groups (such as quinones, ketones and aldehydes) and to distinguish between ortho- and para-quinone groups is reviewed. In addition, the mechanisms of covalent, chemical derivatisation of these surfaces and the reactive sites towards attack by radical and cationic intermediates are discussed, as well as the interesting effects on the pKa values of organic molecules that attachment to a carbon surface can induce. When combined, the methods described herein allow one to differentiate and explore the chemical functionality and reactive sites on graphitic carbon surfaces.

Item Type: Article
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Science > School of Chemistry
UEA Research Groups: Faculty of Science > Research Groups > Physical and Analytical Chemistry (former - to 2017)
Faculty of Science > Research Groups > Synthetic Chemistry (former - to 2017)
Depositing User: Rachel Smith
Date Deposited: 29 Mar 2011 16:42
Last Modified: 05 Jan 2023 14:31
DOI: 10.1039/B821027F

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