Easy synthesis of carbon nanotubes with polypyrrole nanotubes as the carbon precursor

Songmin Shang, Xiaoming Yang, Xiaoming Tao

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An easy synthesis route for carbon nanotubes with polypyrrole nanotubes as a carbon precursor has been developed. Polypyrrole nanotubes were fabricated via a reactive self-degraded template method. Carbon nanotubes were further obtained by pyrolysis of the polypyrrole nanotube at 900 °C under a nitrogen atmosphere. The resultant carbon nanotube structure was found to be amorphous carbon on the basis of XRD, Raman spectra and high-resolution transmission electron microscopy (HRTEM) studies.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2815-2818
Number of pages4
Issue number13
Publication statusPublished - 19 Jun 2009


  • Carbon nanotubes
  • Carbonization
  • Nanomaterials

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Organic Chemistry
  • Polymers and Plastics

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