|کد مقاله||کد نشریه||سال انتشار||مقاله انگلیسی||ترجمه فارسی||نسخه تمام متن|
|595489||1454013||2010||5 صفحه PDF||سفارش دهید||دانلود رایگان|
Butyl-α,β-bis(dodecylimidazolium bromide) ([C12-C4-C12im]Br2) is a new type ionic liquid-based Gemini surfactant. Multiwalled carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs) can be dispersed effectively in [Cn-C4-Cnim]Br2 aqueous solutions due to its special molecular structure, including two imidazole ring head groups and two hydrophobic chains. The resulted MWCNT suspensions are stable for more than one month and no precipitation is observed. Both UV-vis-NIR and transmission electron microscopy (TEM) studies indicate that the MWCNTs dispersed in solutions are present as individual. The dispersed amount of MWCNTs first increased and then decreased with increasing the concentration of [C12-C4-C12im]Br2. Compared with single-chain ionic liquid-based surfactant 1-butyl-3-alkylimidazolium bromide ([Cnmim]Br), [Cn-C4-Cnim]Br2 has stronger ability of dispersing CNTs, which is also ascribed to its molecular structure. It was also found that the [Cn-C4-Cnim]Br2 with a longer hydrocarbon chain demonstrated a stronger dispersion ability. The ζ-potential measurements show that the MWCNTs dispersed in [C12-C4-C12im]Br2 aqueous solution have relatively high positive charges, which can conclude that it is the Coulomb force between CNTs that makes them stable. Based on these, the possible dispersion mechanism has been proposed.
Journal: Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects - Volume 359, Issues 1–3, 20 April 2010, Pages 66–70