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Oxide nanotubes prepared using carbon nanotubes as templates

Satishkumar, BC and Govindaraj, A and Vogl, EM and Basumallick, L and Rao, CNR (1997) Oxide nanotubes prepared using carbon nanotubes as templates. In: Journal of Materials Research, 12 (3). pp. 604-606.

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Abstract

Hollow nanotubes of SiO2, Al2O3, V2O5, and MoO3 have been prepared using carbon nanotubes as templates. The procedure involves coating the carbon nanotubes with tetraethylorthosilicate, aluminum isopropoxide, or vanadium pentoxide gel, followed by calcination and heating at higher temperatures in air to oxidize the carbon. SiO2 nanotubes containing transition metal ions have been prepared by this procedure since such materials may be of use in catalysis.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to Cambridge University Press.
Department/Centre: Division of Chemical Sciences > Solid State & Structural Chemistry Unit
Date Deposited: 02 Jul 2011 07:03
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2011 07:03
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ernet.in/id/eprint/38347

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