Polyethyleneimine functionalized single-walled carbon nanotubes as a substrate for neuronal growth

Academic Article


  • We report the synthesis of a single-walled carbon nanotube (SWNT) graft copolymer. This polymer was prepared by the functionalization of SWNTs with polyethyleneiminc (PEI). We used this graft copolymer, SWNT-PEI, as a substrate for cultured neurons and found that it promotes neurite outgrowth and branching. © 2005 American Chemical Society.
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    Author List

  • Hu H; Ni Y; Mandal SK; Montana V; Zhao B; Haddon RC; Parpura V
  • Start Page

  • 4285
  • End Page

  • 4289
  • Volume

  • 109
  • Issue

  • 10