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Title: Nitrogen-doped carbon nanotubes as a metal catalyst support
Authors: Mabena, LF
Ray, SS
Mhlanga, SD
Coville, NJ
Keywords: Nitrogen-doped carbon nanotubes
Metal nanoparticles
Catalysis support
Issue Date: May-2011
Publisher: SpringerOpen
Citation: Mabena, LF, Ray, SS, Mhlanga, SD and Coville, NJ. 2011. Nitrogen-doped carbon nanotubes as a metal catalyst support. Applied Nanoscience, Vol 1(2), pp 67-77
Series/Report no.: Workflow request;7854
Abstract: The science and technology of catalysis is of fundamental importance to a national economy. Today about 90% of all technical chemicals are manufactured by the use of catalysts. Nanoparticles of noble metals are extremely important materials in the catalysis industry due to cost issues and properties that are not found in their bulk state. An efficient way to produce and stabilise noble metal nanoparticles is by dispersion on a suitable support. Carbon-based supports, such as carbon nanotubes, carbon spheres, carbon fibres, etc., have been found to be good supports for metal nanoparticles. However, to be used effectively, the carbon surface must be modified either by functionalisation or doping. This review discusses the synthesis and the possible applications of nitrogen-doped carbon nanotubes as supports for metal nanoparticles in heterogeneous catalysis
Description: Copyright: The Author(s) 2011. This article is published with open access at Springerlink.com
URI: http://www.springerlink.com/content/h107104114377k20/fulltext.pdf
ISSN: 2190-5509
Appears in Collections:National Centre for nano-structured materials
Metal and metal processes
General science, engineering & technology

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