IR and NMR spectroscopic characterization of graphitization process occurring in the pores of mesoporous silicates in formation of carbon nanotubes

Mónika Urbán, Zoltán Kónya, Dóra Méhn, Imre Kiricsi

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Synthesis of carbon nanotubes (CNTs) from the template molecules of the Si-MCM-41 and Al,Si-MCM-41 mesoporous silicates were investigated. The generation of nanotubes was carried out by graphitization, i.e. applying high temperature treatment of the MCM-41 samples in inert gas atmosphere. The as-synthesized and graphitized samples were characterized by several spectroscopic and physico-chemical methods such as IR and MAS NMR spectroscopy, XRD, TEM, and BET.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)93-99
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Molecular Structure
Issue numberSPEC. ISS.
Publication statusPublished - Jun 3 2005



  • Al MAS NMR
  • Al-MCM-41
  • C-
  • Carbon nanotubes
  • IR spectroscopy
  • Pyridine adsorption
  • Si-
  • Si-MCM-41

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Spectroscopy
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry

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