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
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

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

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Materials Science(all)

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