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Hetero-atom Doped Carbon Nanotubes for Dye Degradation and Oxygen Reduction Reaction

Nandan, Ravi and Nanda, Karuna Kar (2015) Hetero-atom Doped Carbon Nanotubes for Dye Degradation and Oxygen Reduction Reaction. In: 59th DAE Solid State Physics Symposium, DEC 16-20, 2014, VIT Univ, Vellore, INDIA.

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.4917762


We report the synthesis of nitrogen doped vertically aligned multi-walled (MWNCNTs) carbon nanotubes by pyrolysis and its catalytic performance for degradation of methylene blue (MB) dye & oxygen reduction reaction (ORR). The degradation of MB was monitored spectrophotometrically with time. Kinetic studies show the degradation of MB follows a first order kinetic with rate constant k=0.0178 min(-1). The present rate constant is better than that reported for various supported/non-supported semiconducting nanomaterials. Further ORR performance in alkaline media makes MWNCNTs a promising cost-effective, fuel crossover tolerance, metal-free, eco-friendly cathode catalyst for direct alcohol fuel cell.

Item Type: Conference Proceedings
Series.: AIP Conference Proceedings
Additional Information: Copy right for this article belongs to the AMER INST PHYSICS, 2 HUNTINGTON QUADRANGLE, STE 1NO1, MELVILLE, NY 11747-4501 USA
Keywords: Carbon nanotubes; pyrolysis; photocatalyst; methylene blue; Oxygen reduction reaction
Department/Centre: Division of Chemical Sciences > Materials Research Centre
Date Deposited: 14 Jan 2016 04:29
Last Modified: 14 Jan 2016 04:29
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/53118

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