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MSC Colloquium M. Prato


02 November 2006 FWN-Building 5111.0080, Nijenborgh 4, 9747 AG, Groningen
Speaker: Prof. Maurizio Prato
Affiliation: University of Trieste, Italy
Title: Carbon nanotechnology: organic functionalization and applications
Date: Thu Nov 2, 2006
Start: 16.00 (Doors open and coffee available at 15.30)
Location: FWN-Building 5111.0080


Carbon nanotubes (CNT) have generated great expectations due to their electronic and mechanical properties. However, high molecular weights and strong hydrophobic forces keep CNT together in bundles, making their manipulation, characterization and analytical investigation very difficult. The organic functionalization offers the great advantage of producing soluble and easy-to-handle CNT. Within this contribution, we will review our most recent achievements in the field of synthesis of functionalized carbon nanotubes and their applications in materials science and medicinal chemistry. Not only can CNT function as useful components in photovoltaic devices, but they are excellent carriers for drug delivery and ideal substrates for neuronal growth.

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