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Journal of Environmental Nanotechnology

(A Quarterly Peer-reviewed and Refereed International Journal)
ISSN(Print):2279-07 48; ISSN(Online):2319-5541

The Effect of Catalyst Composition on the Growth of Multi-Walled Carbon Nanotubes from Methyl Esters of Oryza sativa Oil


Multi-walled carbon nanotubes on mono-metallic (Fe), bi-metallic (Fe-Co) and tri-metallic (Fe-Co-Mo) catalyst supported on silica were synthesized by spray pyrolysis of Oryza sativa oil at 650 °C for precursor flow rate of 20 mL per hour under N2 atmosphere. The characterization of the as-grown carbon nanostructure were analyzed by Scanning electron microscopy (SEM), High resolution transmission electron microscopy (HRTEM), XRD and Raman analysis. The high yield with good morphology grown over Fe-Co-Mo tri-metallic catalyst supported on silica at 650 °C may be due to synergistic advantages of high catalytic decomposition and promotional character of Molybdenum

Article Type: Research Article

Corresponding Author: S. Karthikeyan 3  

Email: environkarthi@gmail.com

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S. Kalaiselvan  1,   K. Jothivenkatachalam  2,  S. Karthikeyan 3*.  

1. Department of Chemistry, Hindusthan College of Engineering & Technology, Coimbatore, TN, India.

2. Department of Chemistry, Anna University Trichirapalli, BIT Campus, Trichy, TN, India

3. Department of Chemistry, Chikkanna Government Arts College, Triupur, TN, India.

J. Environ. Nanotechnol. Volume 5, No.1 pp. 33-38
ISSN: 2279-0748 eISSN: 2319-5541
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