Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:
Author(s): O. S. G. P. Soares
R. P. Rocha
A. G. Gonçalves
J. L. Figueiredo
J. J. M. Orfão
M. F. R. Pereira
Title: Easy method to prepare N-doped carbon nanotubes by ball milling
Issue Date: 2015
Abstract: N-doped carbon materials are promising metal-free catalysts for a number of applications. In this work, a cost effective and easy method to prepare N-doped carbon nanotubes by ball milling was developed, which avoids the use of solvents and production of wastes. Melamine and urea were used as nitrogen precursors. The textural and chemical properties of the N-doped materials were characterized by N-2 adsorption at -196 degrees C, temperature programmed desorption, elemental analysis, X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy and thermogravimetric analysis. The highest efficiency of N-doping was obtained with melamine. This method leads to the incorporation of large amounts of N-groups, namely quaternary nitrogen, pyridinic, and pyrrolic groups.
Related Information: info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/FCT - Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia/Projetos Estratégicos/UID/EQU/50020/2013- POCI-01-0145-FEDER-006984/Laboratório de Processos de Separação e Reação - Laboratório de Catálise e Materiais/LSRE-LCM
Document Type: Artigo em Revista Científica Internacional
Rights: restrictedAccess
Appears in Collections:FEUP - Artigo em Revista Científica Internacional

Files in This Item:
File Description SizeFormat 
  Restricted Access
373.2 kBAdobe PDF    Request a copy from the Author(s)

Items in DSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.