Production of nanotubes by the catalytic decomposition of different carbon-containing compounds

K. Hernádi, Antonio Fonseca, Janos B. Nagy, Andrea Siska, I. Kiricsi

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Abstract

Carbon nanotubes were prepared in the catalytic decomposition of different carbon containing compounds over supported transition metal catalysts. Besides acetylene, ethylene, propylene, acetone, n-pentane, methanol, toluene, and methane were tested and each resulted in carbon nanotube formation. The quality of as-made nanotubes was investigated by TEM and was found to be at least as good as obtained in acetylene decomposition. Ethylene and propylene showed somewhat lower reactivity in the buckytube formation with respect to acetylene, simultaneously suppressed formation of amorphous carbon on the outer surface was found.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)245-255
Number of pages11
JournalApplied Catalysis A: General
Volume199
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Jun 12 2000

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Carbon Nanotubes
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Decomposition
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Amorphous carbon
Methane
Toluene
Acetone
Transition metals
Methanol
Transmission electron microscopy
Catalysts
ethylene
propylene

Keywords

  • Carbon nanotubes
  • Catalytic synthesis
  • Reactivity of different reactants

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  • Catalysis
  • Process Chemistry and Technology

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Production of nanotubes by the catalytic decomposition of different carbon-containing compounds. / Hernádi, K.; Fonseca, Antonio; Nagy, Janos B.; Siska, Andrea; Kiricsi, I.

In: Applied Catalysis A: General, Vol. 199, No. 2, 12.06.2000, p. 245-255.

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