J. F. Colomer, R. Marega, H. Traboulsi, M. Meneghetti, G. Van Tendeloo, D. Bonifazi,
Chem. Mater. 2009, 21, 4747-4749
The first direct bromination of double-walled carbon nanotubes under microwave irradiation is reported. XPS analysis demonstrates the formation of covalent C−Br bonds with a loading of ∼5% w/w. Spectroscopic and microscopic (HR-TEM, TEM, SEM) analysis exclude any structural degradation of the CNTs framework, suggesting that this synthetic strategy could open new possibilities for designing novel functionalized CNTs.