Synthesis of helically coiled carbon nanotubes by reducing ethyl ether with metallic zinc

Tao Luo, Jianwei Liu, Luyang Chen, Suyuan Zeng, Yitai Qian

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    Abstract

    Helically coiled carbon nanotubes (HCNTs) with diameter of 50-100 nm were obtained on a large scale by reducing ethyl ether with metallic zinc at 700 °C. As the temperature was raised to 750 °C, most of the products were solid carbon spheres besides HCNTs. X-ray diffraction pattern and the Raman spectroscopy indicate that the product is graphite phase. HCNTs with diameter of 50-100 nm in large quantity were found in the products.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)755-759
    Number of pages5
    JournalCarbon
    Volume43
    Issue number4
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2005 Feb 21

    Keywords

    • A. Graphitic carbon
    • B. Chemical treatment
    • C. Scanning electron microscopy

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Chemistry(all)
    • Materials Science(all)

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