Suspensions of single-wall carbon nanotubes stabilized by pluronic for biomedical applications
A.M. Prokhorov General Physics Institute, RAS, Vavilov 38, 119991 Moscow, Russia
Revised: 2 February 2010
Published online: 18 March 2010
The optimal conditions of preparation of aqueous suspensions of individual single-wall carbon nanotubes with Pluronic F127 surfactant have been determined. The variable parameters are the surfactant concentration, the regimes of ultrasonication and ultracentrifuging. The stable suspensions of bio-molecules (such as albumin) and nanotubes dispersed with Pluronic have been demonstrated.
© EDP Sciences, Società Italiana di Fisica, Springer-Verlag, 2010