9360-0235/02 – Surface modification and functionalization of carbon nanomaterials (MFU)

Gurantor departmentCNT - Nanotechnology CentreCredits10
Subject guarantorprof. Ing. Daniela Plachá, Ph.D.Subject version guarantorprof. Ing. Daniela Plachá, Ph.D.
Study levelpostgraduateRequirementChoice-compulsory type B
YearSemesterwinter + summer
Study languageEnglish
Year of introduction2020/2021Year of cancellation
Intended for the facultiesFMTIntended for study typesDoctoral
Instruction secured by
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PLA88 prof. Ing. Daniela Plachá, Ph.D.
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Examination 20+0
Part-time Examination 20+0

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

The aim of the course is to acquaint students with methods of surface modification and functionalization of carbon nanomaterials. Students will be able to apply and evaluate efficiency of these procedures in solving their dissertation.

Teaching methods

Individual consultations


In this course, students will gain an overview of the possibilities of surface modification of carbon nanomaterials and methods of covalent and non-covalent functionalizations. The methods will be supplemented by examples of suitable applications. Methods for characterization of final products will be presented.

Compulsory literature:

Ferreira, F.V., Cividanes, L., Brito, F.S., de Menezes, B.R.C., Franceschi, W., Nunes Simonetti, E.A., Thim, G.P. Functionalizing Graphene and Carbon Nanotubes, Springer International Publishing, 2016, pp. 63. ISBN: 978-3-319-35109-4 Georgakilas, V. Functionalization of Graphene, Wiley-VCH, 2014, pp. 424, ISBN: 978-3527335510 Kumar Thakur, V., Kumari Thakur, M. Chemical Functionalization of Carbon Nanomaterials: Chemistry and Applications. CRC Press, 2015, pp. 1101, ISBN: 978-1482253948 Kharissova, O.V., Kharisov, B.I. Solubilization and Dispersion of Carbon Nanotubes, Springer International Publishing AG, 2017, pp. 250, ISBN: 3319629492

Recommended literature:

Hirsch, A.,Vostrowsky, O. Functional Organic Materials: Syntheses, Strategies and Applications, Wiley-VCH, 2007, 1-118, ISBN: 9783527313020. Nishiwaki, M. Methods and Applications of Cycloaddition Reactions in Organic Syntheses. Wiley-VCH,2014, pp. 660, ISBN: 9781118299883. Dimiev, A.M., Eigler, S.(Eds.) Graphene Oxide: Fundamentals and Applications. Wiley-VCH,2017, pp. 435, ISBN: 9781119069409.

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester

Verification of the achieved study results will be carried out by evaluation of the quality of the seminar work and subsequently by an oral exam.


Other requirements

Student elaborates a seminar paper on a given topic.


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

Surface modification and functionalization of carbon nanomaterials in general Reaction mechanisms and related changes in the structure and properties of carbon nanomaterials Hydrogenation, fluorination, oxidation, reaction with free radicals Covalent functionalization Functionalization by cationic, anionic and radical polymerization - ATRP, RAFT, NMRP, ROP methods Functionalization by "click" chemical reactions Cycloaddition reactions using biomolecules, macromolecules and metal nanohybridges Electrochemical polymerization Non-covalent functionalization - hydrophobic and electrostatic interactions Conjugated compounds, polymers Doping Properties of modified and functionalized carbonaceous materials Methods of characterization of functionalized carbonaceous materials Application of functionalized carbonaceous materials

Conditions for subject completion

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Academic yearProgrammeField of studySpec.ZaměřeníFormStudy language Tut. centreYearWSType of duty
2021/2022 (P0719D270003) Nanotechnology P English Ostrava Choice-compulsory type B study plan
2021/2022 (P0719D270003) Nanotechnology K English Ostrava Choice-compulsory type B study plan
2020/2021 (P0719D270003) Nanotechnology P English Ostrava Choice-compulsory type B study plan
2020/2021 (P0719D270003) Nanotechnology K English Ostrava Choice-compulsory type B study plan

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