Self-assembly of Water Soluble Multi-wall Carbon Nanotube/Copper Phthalocyanine Dye Multilayer Films
- Received Date: 2004-11-17
Abstract: Water soluble multi-wall carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs) were prepared via chemical oxidation. Under ultrasonication，the chemically treated MWCNTs can be dispersed in water to form colloids. The MWCNTs were characterized by FT-IR spectra. The FT-IR spectra reveal the presence of carboxylic groups on the nanotubes. The functional groups can improve the nanotubes-solubility in water. Alcian Blue 8GX (AB), a quaternary ammonium dye of the copper phthalocyanine group, was dissolved in water and used to form electrostaticcally self-assembled multilayer films. The MWCNT/AB composite films were characterized by UV-vis absorption spectra as well as AFM and fluorescence spectrum. The experimental results show that the MWCNT/AB composite films can be produced easily. Compared to those of the AB aqueous solutions, composite films exhibit pronounced differences in the absorption and fluorescence spectra, which suggests that AB molecules aggregated in the composite film, and that a chargetransfer might exist between AB molecules and the MWCNTs.
|Citation:||Yu Haihu, Yu Dingshan, Zhou Lingde, Wang Haixia, Jiang Desheng. Self-assembly of Water Soluble Multi-wall Carbon Nanotube/Copper Phthalocyanine Dye Multilayer Films[J]. Chinese Journal of Chemical Physics , 2005, 18(6): 1039-1042. doi: 10.1088/1674-0068/18/6/1039-1042|