Electroless reductions on carbon nanotubes: How critical is the diameter of a nanotube

Handle URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10754/562529
Title:
Electroless reductions on carbon nanotubes: How critical is the diameter of a nanotube
Authors:
Guo, Yong; Fhayli, Karim; Li, Song ( 0000-0003-4463-733X ) ; Yang, Yang; Mashat, Afnan; Khashab, Niveen M. ( 0000-0003-2728-0666 )
Abstract:
Detailed experimental and theoretical studies have been performed to investigate the influence of the diameter of multi-walled carboxy-functionalized carbon nanotubes (CFCNTs) on their ability to reduce PdCl4 2- salt to Pd nanoparticles on their surface at room temperature. The obtained results (inductively-coupled plasmaspectrometry and cyclic voltammetry) show that the reduction ability of CFCNTs with 5 nm diameter (CFCNT5) is stronger than that of CFCNTs with 15 nm diameter (CFCNT15). Density Functional Theory (DFT) calculations suggest that a more negative charge distribution exists on CFCNT5, which makes it a better electron donor to PdCl42-. This journal is © The Royal Society of Chemistry.
KAUST Department:
Numerical Porous Media SRI Center (NumPor); Smart Hybrid Materials (SHMs) lab; Advanced Nanofabrication, Imaging and Characterization Core Lab; Physical Sciences and Engineering (PSE) Division; Chemical Science Program; Advanced Membranes and Porous Materials Research Center; Core Labs; Environmental Science and Engineering Program
Publisher:
Royal Society of Chemistry
Journal:
RSC Advances
Issue Date:
2013
DOI:
10.1039/c3ra42350f
Type:
Article
ISSN:
20462069
Sponsors:
We thank King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) and King Abdul-Aziz City of Science and Technology (KACST) for the financial support.
Appears in Collections:
Articles; Advanced Membranes and Porous Materials Research Center; Environmental Science and Engineering Program; Advanced Nanofabrication, Imaging and Characterization Core Lab; Physical Sciences and Engineering (PSE) Division; Controlled Release and Delivery Laboratory; Chemical Science Program

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dc.contributor.authorGuo, Yongen
dc.contributor.authorFhayli, Karimen
dc.contributor.authorLi, Songen
dc.contributor.authorYang, Yangen
dc.contributor.authorMashat, Afnanen
dc.contributor.authorKhashab, Niveen M.en
dc.date.accessioned2015-08-03T10:41:32Zen
dc.date.available2015-08-03T10:41:32Zen
dc.date.issued2013en
dc.identifier.issn20462069en
dc.identifier.doi10.1039/c3ra42350fen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/562529en
dc.description.abstractDetailed experimental and theoretical studies have been performed to investigate the influence of the diameter of multi-walled carboxy-functionalized carbon nanotubes (CFCNTs) on their ability to reduce PdCl4 2- salt to Pd nanoparticles on their surface at room temperature. The obtained results (inductively-coupled plasmaspectrometry and cyclic voltammetry) show that the reduction ability of CFCNTs with 5 nm diameter (CFCNT5) is stronger than that of CFCNTs with 15 nm diameter (CFCNT15). Density Functional Theory (DFT) calculations suggest that a more negative charge distribution exists on CFCNT5, which makes it a better electron donor to PdCl42-. This journal is © The Royal Society of Chemistry.en
dc.description.sponsorshipWe thank King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) and King Abdul-Aziz City of Science and Technology (KACST) for the financial support.en
dc.publisherRoyal Society of Chemistryen
dc.titleElectroless reductions on carbon nanotubes: How critical is the diameter of a nanotubeen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentNumerical Porous Media SRI Center (NumPor)en
dc.contributor.departmentSmart Hybrid Materials (SHMs) laben
dc.contributor.departmentAdvanced Nanofabrication, Imaging and Characterization Core Laben
dc.contributor.departmentPhysical Sciences and Engineering (PSE) Divisionen
dc.contributor.departmentChemical Science Programen
dc.contributor.departmentAdvanced Membranes and Porous Materials Research Centeren
dc.contributor.departmentCore Labsen
dc.contributor.departmentEnvironmental Science and Engineering Programen
dc.identifier.journalRSC Advancesen
kaust.authorGuo, Yongen
kaust.authorLi, Songen
kaust.authorYang, Yangen
kaust.authorMashat, Afnanen
kaust.authorKhashab, Niveen M.en
kaust.authorFhayli, Karimen
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