Synthesis of a poly(amidoamine) dendrimer having a 1,10-bis(decyloxy)decane core and its use in fabrication of carbon nanotube/calcium carbonate hybrids through biomimetic mineralization

Shunichi Nishimura, Tomoyuki Tajima, Tatsuki Hasegawa, Tomoaki Tanaka, Yutaka Takaguchi, Yuya Oaki, Hiroaki Imai

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A new dendritic dispersant of carbon nanotubes (CNTs) was synthesized and applied for the noncovalent functionalization of single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWCNTs) and multi-walled carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs). The 1,10-bis(decyloxy)decane core of the poly(amidoamine) dendrimer strongly adhered to the sidewalls of CNTs to form CNT/dendrimer supramolecular nanocomposites having many carboxyl groups (-COOH) on the surface. Then, crystallization of calcium carbonate (CaCO3) by the CO2 diffusion technique in aqueous environments using the CNT/dendrimer supramolecular nanocomposites as scaffolds afforded monodisperse spherical CNT/CaCO3 nanohybrids consisting of CNTs and calcite nanocrystals. The morphologies of the SWCNT/CaCO3 hybrids and MWCNT/CaCO3 hybrids were almost the same.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)935-941
Number of pages7
JournalCanadian Journal of Chemistry
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 2017



  • Biomimetic mineralization
  • Calcium carbonate
  • Carbon nanotube
  • Dendrimer
  • Nanohybrid

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Organic Chemistry

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