Multiwalled carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs) have been obtained by decomposing molybdenum hexacarbonyl under air or argon in a closed cell. In addition to the carbon nanotubes (CNTs), Mo2C was obtained. A high percentage of CNT was obtained from only a few graphitic carbon particles. Our proposed mechanism suggests that CNT is formed via the Boudard reaction as well as by the reduction of CO by Mo.
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Chemical Physics Letters|
|State||Published - 10 May 2002|
Bibliographical noteFunding Information:
A.G. thanks the support of the German Ministry of Science (BMBF) for support through the Deutsch-Israelische Projektpartnerschaft (DIP). We thank Prof. A. Gordon for editorial assistance.