3D Macroporous Solids from Chemically Cross-linked Carbon Nanotubes
Suzuki reaction for covalently interconnected 3D carbon nanotube (CNT) architectures is reported. The synthesis of 3D macroscopic solids made of CNTs covalently connected via Suzuki cross-coupling, a well-known carbon-carbon covalent bond forming reaction in organic chemistry, is scalable. The resulting solid has a highly porous, interconnected structure of chemically cross-linked CNTs. Its use for the removal of oil from contaminated water is demonstrated.