Satishkumar, BC and Govindaraj, A and Sen, Rahul and Rao, CNR (1998) Single-walled nanotubes by the pyrolysis of acetylene-organometallic mixtures. In: Chemical Physics Letters, 293 (1-2). pp. 47-52.
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Gas-phase pyrolysis of acetylene along with a metallocene or with a binary mixture of metallocenes in flowing Ar or Ar $+ H_2$ at $1100^oC$ yields single-walled carbon nanotubes. Pyrolysis of Fe $(CO)_5$ -acetylene mixtures in Ar at $1100^0C$ also gives single-walled nanotubes. The diameter of the nanotubes is generally around 1 nm, showing thereby that on pyrolysis under the dilute conditions employed, the organometallic precursors give rise to very fine metal particles essential for the formation of such nanotubes.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
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|Department/Centre:||Division of Chemical Sciences > Solid State & Structural Chemistry Unit|
|Date Deposited:||09 Jan 2007|
|Last Modified:||19 Sep 2010 04:34|
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