Synthesis and catalytic studies of uniform Os & Os-Pd nanoparticles supported on MWNTs

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Os and Os-Pd nanoparticles supported on multi-walled carbon nanotubes were prepared by vacuum pyrolysis at 573 K using the [Os3CO10(NCMe)2] and [Pd(acac)2] as precursors. The nanoparticles prepared showed a narrow size distribution (Os: 1.8 nm; Os-Pd: 4.3 nm) and were decorated evenly on the surface of the nanotubes. By controlling the metal-to-nanotube ratio, Os nanotubes were prepared using the carbon nanotubes as a template. The catalysis of Os-Pd nanoparticles towards CVD carbon nanotube synthesis was studied.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)51-65
Number of pages15
JournalJournal of Cluster Science
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2007
Externally publishedYes


  • Carbon nanotubes
  • CVD
  • Nanoparticles
  • Osmium
  • Palladium

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Biochemistry
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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