High yield preparation of tubular carbon nanofibers over supported Co-Mo catalysts

Seongyop Lim, Atsushi Shimizu, Seong Ho Yoon, Yozo Korai, Isao Mochida

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In the search for high yield synthesis of carbon nanotubes (CNTs) at lower temperatures, Co-Mo catalysts on carbon black were investigated with ethylene and CO as carbon sources in catalytic gas-phase pyrolysis in comparison to that on TiO2. The carbon black support was expected to be advantageous because of the feasibility of a CNT/carbon black composite possibly fabricated for several applications without removal of the support. Depending on the catalyst support, the catalytic activity toward CO and ethylene showed great differences. Co-Mo (9:1) catalysts on titania or carbon black provided a high carbon yield from CO and ethylene at the rather low temperatures of 450-530°C.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1279-1283
Number of pages5
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 2004
EventCarbon 2003 Conference - Oviedo, Spain
Duration: Jul 6 2003Jul 10 2003

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Chemistry
  • General Materials Science


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