Solvothermal synthesis of carbon nanotube-B2O3 nano-composite using tributyl borate as boron oxide source.
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Single-walled carbon nanotube-B2O3 nanocomposite has been prepared using solvothermal technique. Tributyl borate was explored as the boron oxide reagent using toluene and water as the solvent, respectively. Characterization of the reaction products using Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR), X-ray powder diffraction and thermogravimetric analysis confirmed the formation of the CNT-B2O3 nanocomposite. The solvothermal approach may serve as a facile strategy for synthesis of nanocomposites of metal oxides and carbon nanotubes especially when metal alkoxides is utilized as precursor for the metal oxides.
Research Subject Categories::NATURAL SCIENCES::Chemistry::Inorganic chemistry::Solid state chemistry
Oki, A., Adams, L., & Luo, Z. (2008). Solvothermal synthesis of carbon nanotube-B2O3 nanocomposite using tributyl borate as boron oxide source. Inorganic Chemistry Communications, 11(3), 275-278.