Synthesis, characterization and catalytic application of inorganic nanotubes

I. Kiricsi, Á Kukovecz, Á Fudala, Z. Kónya, I. Willems, J. B.nagy

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Nanotubes of inorganic compositions have been prepared and characterized by various techniques. Two main additives were used for the preparation. As template material carbon nanotubes were used for preparation of silica and alumino-silica tubes with diameter of nanometer scale. Optically active organic acids were used as additives for synthesis of silica nanotubes. In this case the structure of the tube showed that its geometry was angular rather then circular. For removal of organic material from the as prepared nanotubes two different methods were applied. Besides the conventional burning with oxygen, a novel method, applying ozone as oxidant, was also used. The inorganic nanotubes were suitable support for heteropoly acids as catalytically active components.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1115-1120
Number of pages6
JournalStudies in Surface Science and Catalysis
Volume130 B
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2000


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Materials Chemistry

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