Forming multiwalled carbon nanotubes by the thermal decomposition of Mo(CO)6

Menachem Motiei, Jose Calderon-Moreno, Aharon Gedanken

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)267-271
Number of pages5
JournalChemical Physics Letters
Issue number3-4
StatePublished - 10 May 2002

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Funding 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.


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