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Title: Microwave-assisted synthesis of carbon nanotubes from tannin, lignin, and derivatives

A method of synthesizing carbon nanotubes. In one embodiment, the method includes the steps of: (a) dissolving a first amount of a first transition-metal salt and a second amount of a second transition-metal salt in water to form a solution; (b) adding a third amount of tannin to the solution to form a mixture; (c) heating the mixture to a first temperature for a first duration of time to form a sample; and (d) subjecting the sample to a microwave radiation for a second duration of time effective to produce a plurality of carbon nanotubes.
Inventors:
Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1134455
Assignee:
The Board of Trustees of the University of Arkansas (Little Rock, AR) GFO
Patent Number(s):
8,753,603
Application Number:
13/069,132
Contract Number:
FC36-06GO86072
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2011 Mar 22
Research Org:
Univ. of Arkansas, Little Rock, AR (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
77 NANOSCIENCE AND NANOTECHNOLOGY

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