Activation of gold decorated carbon nanotube hybrids for targeted gas adsorption and enhanced catalytic oxidation

Ludovic Dumee, Matthew Roland Hill, Mikel Collin Duke, Leonora Velleman, Jurg Schutz, Niall Finn, Stephen Richard Gray

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Free standing assemblies of carbon nanotubes (CNTs), known as bucky-paper (BP), have been functionalised through the in situ plating of gold nanoparticles within the interstitial spaces in the BP. The nanoparticles are extremely small and well distributed at short plating times, so much so that the specific surface area of the BP is actually increased by the gold incorporation. These well distributed nanoparticles exhibit high enthalpy hydrogen storage and selective carbon dioxide adsorption over other gases, in particular methane. In concert with the conductive BP substrate, it has been demonstrated that these materials can also act as high turnover heterogeneous catalysts.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)9374 - 9378
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Materials Chemistry
Issue number18
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes

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