Synthesis of multiwalled carbon nanotubes through a modified Wolff-Kishner reduction process

Wenzhong Wang, Bed Poudel, D. Z. Wang, Z. F. Ren

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Abstract

We report the synthesis of highly crystallized multiwalled carbon nanotubes through a modified Wolff-Kishner reduction process at a low temperature of 180 °C without adding the conventional catalysts of Fe/Co/Ni into the reaction vessel. The as-synthesized carbon nanotubes are about 10-40 nm in diameter and several tens of micrometers in length. The experimental results indicate that a high concentration of NaOH is essential to the formation of carbon nanotubes. This technique opens a new route for the synthesis of CNTs and other carbon nanostructured materials.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)18018-18019
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of the American Chemical Society
Volume127
Issue number51
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 28 2005

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Biochemistry
  • Colloid and Surface Chemistry

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