Imidazolium end-functionalized poly(L-lactide) for efficient carbon nanotube dispersion

Laboratory of Polymeric and Composite Materials, Center of Innovation and Research in Materials and Polymers (CIRMAP), University of Mons UMONS, Place du Parc 20, 7000 Mons, Belgium.
Chemical Communications (Impact Factor: 6.83). 08/2010; 46(30):5527-9. DOI: 10.1039/c0cc00920b
Source: PubMed


Poly(l-lactide) end-functionalized by an imidazolium ring was synthesized by ring-opening polymerization of l-lactide from a hydroxylated ionic liquid. When challenged with CNTs in solution, this polyester exhibited significant binding ability towards the nanotube surface with respect to omega-pyrene poly(l-lactide).

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