Here, we demonstrate a straightforward click-chemistry-based approach for the functionalisation of single walled carbon nanotubes with oligo-lysine dendrons. Azide-functionalised nanotubes were reacted with alkyne-focal dendrons using the 1,3 dipolar Cu-catalysed azide alkyne cycloaddition reaction. Peptide dendron functionalised nanotubes showed significantly increased biocompatibility in rat mesenchymal stem cell culture.
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Moore, E., Wang, P. Y., Vogt, A. P., Gibson, C. T., Haridas, V., & Voelcker, N. H. (2012). Clicking dendritic peptides onto single walled carbon nanotubes. RSC Advances, 2(4), 1289-1291. https://doi.org/10.1039/c2ra00791f