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    • ISSN: 2010-0221 (Print)
    • Abbreviated Title: Int. J. Chem. Eng. Appl.
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Prof. Dr. Shen-Ming Chen
National Taipei University of Technology, Taiwan

IJCEA 2017 Vol.8(2): 131-135 ISSN: 2010-0221
doi: 10.18178/ijcea.2017.8.2.644

Preparation and Characterization of Carbon Nanotubes/Hydroxyethyl Cellulose Hybrid Material

Gang Ke
Abstract—Hybrid material of multiwalled carbon nanotubes (MWNTs) and hydroxyethyl cellulose (HEC) was prepared by an efficient method that comprises shorten, chain extension, active groups introducing and homogeneous reaction process. The hybrid material (MWNT-HEC) was characterized by FTIR, XPS spectroscopies, thermogravimetric analysis and transmission electron microscopy. Results confirm the covalent conjugate of the nanotubes and the cellulose chains. The hybrid material consists of carbon (76.2%), oxygen (19.5%) and nitrogen (4.3%). With a nanotube-attached hydroxyethyl cellulose content of 32.1 wt%, the MWNT-HEC is readily soluble in common polar solvents, which makes it possible to mix the hybrid material together with certain cellulose matrices in homogeneous systems in next application step. Further studies aiming at potential applications in specific sorption & isolation and delivery systems are in process.

Index Terms—Carbon nanotubes, hydroxyethyl cellulose, hybrid material, preparation.

G. Ke is with the State Key Laboratory of Seismic Reduction/Control and Structural Safety, Guangzhou University, Guangzhou 510006, China (e-mail:


Cite: Gang Ke, "Preparation and Characterization of Carbon Nanotubes/Hydroxyethyl Cellulose Hybrid Material," International Journal of Chemical Engineering and Applications vol. 8, no. 2, pp. 131-135, 2017.

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