Single walled nanotubes/amylose/SDBS complex

P. Bonnet, M. Gresil, H. Bizot, I. Riou, P. Bertoncini, A. Buleon, O. Chauvet

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In this study, we prepare and characterize single walled carbon/amylose complexes formed in aqueous medium in presence of a surfactant, where amylose is an helical polysaccharide. We show that at low amylose content, nanotubes based complexes are formed which show a strong infra-red fluorescence. Electron microscopy and atomic force microscopy suggest that the complex morphology implies also the surfactant. We propose a supramolecular architecture of the complex where the nanotubes are protected from the aqueous environment by the surfactant/amylose molecules. These complexes may be of interest for biosensing applications.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)545-550
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Nanoparticle Research
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Externally publishedYes


  • Biosensing
  • Complex
  • Nanotube
  • Polysaccharide

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