Synthesis of carbon nanotubes using natural carbon precursor: Castor oil

A. Z. Raziah, A. R. Junizah, Saifuddin M. Nomanbhay

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Abstract

Castor oil has long been an article of commerce due to its versatility as it is widely used as a starting material for many industrial chemical products because of its unique structure. In this study, carbon nanotubes has been synthesized by thermal decomposition of castor oil in nitrogen atmosphere at 300-400°C using custom-made microwave processing unit. The precursor material was catalyzed by iron clusters originating from the addition of ferrocene. The morphology and characterization of the CNTs were studied and discussed by transmission electron microscopy (TEM).

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInternational Conference on Fundamental and Applied Sciences 2012, ICFAS 2012
Pages564-567
Number of pages4
Volume1482
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Event2nd International Conference on Fundamental and Applied Sciences 2012, ICFAS 2012 - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Duration: 12 Jun 201214 Jun 2012

Other

Other2nd International Conference on Fundamental and Applied Sciences 2012, ICFAS 2012
CountryMalaysia
CityKuala Lumpur
Period12/06/1214/06/12

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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Raziah, A. Z., Junizah, A. R., & M. Nomanbhay, S. (2012). Synthesis of carbon nanotubes using natural carbon precursor: Castor oil. In International Conference on Fundamental and Applied Sciences 2012, ICFAS 2012 (Vol. 1482, pp. 564-567) https://doi.org/10.1063/1.4757535