Pyrolytic synthesis of carbon nanostructures on Ni, Co, Fe/MCM-41 catalysts

Kseniia Katok, V.A. Tertykh, S.Ya. Brichka, G.P. Prikhod'ko

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Pyrolytic decomposition of acetylene on the surface of nickel-, cobalt-, and iron-containing ordered mesoporous MCM-41 silicas has been studied. Catalytically active matrices have been prepared by chemisorption of volatile metal acetylacetonate complexes on the silica surface. Acetylene is used not only as a source of carbon in synthesis of the nanostructures but also as a reagent reducing metal ions in the surface chemical compounds. Formation of carbon nanotubes and nanowires is shown to depend on the pyrolysis conditions.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)396-401
Number of pages6
JournalMaterials Chemistry and Physics
Issue number2-3
Publication statusPublished - 2006


  • Nanostructures
  • Chemical vapor deposition (CVD)
  • Transmission electron microscopy
  • Chemisorption


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