Carbon nanotubes and carbon fibers in a flash: an easy and convenient preparation of carbon nanostructures using a conventional microwave

María Fernanda Veloz-Castillo, Antonio Paredes-Arroyo, Gerardo Vallejo-Espinosa, Jose Francisco Delgado Jimenez, Jeffery L Coffer, Roberto Gonzalez-Rodriguez, María Eugenia Mendoza, Jessica Campos-Delgado, Miguel Angel Mendez-Rojas
2019 Canadian journal of chemistry (Print)  
The growing interest in nanomaterials in different application fields calls for the implementation of simple, economically-appealing, and efficient preparative methods. Among the wide variety of nanomaterials, carbon nanostructures have a special place due to their potential technological applications. Here, we present a fast, cheap, and easy-to-implement microwave-assisted method for the preparation of carbon nanotubes (CNTs) and carbon fibers (CFs), at room pressure conditions. The synthesis
more » ... ons. The synthesis involves heating a mixture of graphite and ferrocene contained in a simple glass tube using a conventional microwave oven. A mixture of MWCNT and Fe 3 O 4 magnetic nanoparticles were obtained quickly (less than 30 sec) and in good yields. The products were characterized using scanning electron microscopy (SEM), transmission electron microscopy (TEM), powder X-ray diffraction (XRD), and Raman spectroscopy.
doi:10.1139/cjc-2019-0244 fatcat:tjrdvwg355hitdncgtvce65xe4