The reagent-free, microwave-assisted purification of carbon nanotubes
2010 (English)In: New Journal of Chemistry, ISSN 1144-0546, E-ISSN 1369-9261, Vol. 34, no 10, 2275-2280 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
We have developed a microwave-assisted, reagent-free method for the efficient primary purification of MW and SW carbon nanotubes that is extremely fast compared to previously reported processes. The treatment dissociates and disperses non-nanotube carbon in an organic solvent to yield very pure carbon nanotubes within a few minutes of heating and a simple filtration, without the involvement of acidic/oxidative reagents. According to thermogravimetric analysis, Raman and IR spectroscopy, as well as scanning and transmission electron microscopy, the process yields pure nanotubes with a low degree of defects.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2010. Vol. 34, no 10, 2275-2280 p.
Chemical Sciences Inorganic Chemistry Engineering and Technology
Research subject Chemistry with specialization in Inorganic Chemistry
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-134674DOI: 10.1039/c0nj00087fISI: 000282219600029OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-134674DiVA: diva2:373657