Low-temperature catalytic preparation of multi-wall MoS2 nanotubes

Science in China Series B Chemistry (Impact Factor: 1.2). 03/2003; 46(2):191-195. DOI: 10.1360/03yb9027

ABSTRACT In the catalytic reduction atmosphere of H2+CH4+C4H4S, the ball-milled precursor (NH4)2MoS4 is heated to 300°C for decomposition. The as-synthesized product is characterized by XRD, SEM, HRTEM, EDX, and BET. The results
show that multi-wall MoS2 nanotubes are obtained. The length of the nanotubes is around 3–5 μm. The diameters of the nanotubes are homogeneous, with
an inner diameter of ∼15 nm, an outer diameter of ∼30 nm, and an interlayer (002) d-spacing of 0.63 nm. This catalytic thermal reaction occurring at low temperatures is important for the large-scale preparation
of similar transition-metal disulfide nanotubes.

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