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A facile synthesis of nitrogen-doped bamboo-shaped carbon nanotubes by catalytic decomposition of 2-aminopyrimidine over Fe@MgO catalyst through chemical vapor deposition method

Ebrahim Rezaii, Mehrdad Mahkam, Mohammad Ghaleh Assadi, and Hadi Dolati

Chemistry Department, Faculty of Science, Azarbaijan Shahid Madani University, Tabriz, Iran

 

E-mail: mmahkam@yahoo.com

Received: 3 July 2020  Accepted: 20 August 2020

Abstract:

In this work, nitrogen-doped bamboo-shaped carbon nanotube (nitrogen-doped CNT) was prepared using the Chemical Vapor Deposition Method (CVD). For the first time, 2-aminopyrimidine (a carbon and nitrogen resources) was used as a precursor over Fe@MgO catalyst and employed in CVD. The prepared CNT was characterized via elemental analysis, Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy (FT-IR), Energy Dispersive X-ray Spectroscopy (EDX), Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM), X-ray Diffraction (XRD), Raman Spectroscopy and Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM). The amount of nitrogen in the prepared CNT was about 5.8%. The FT-IR spectrum reveals the presence of C–N and C = N bonds in the prepared CNT structure. The prepared CNT has bamboo-like structure with a diameter of less than 100 nm.

Keywords: Chemical vapor deposition method; Nitrogen doped; Bamboo-shaped carbon nanotubes; 2-Aminopyrimidine

Full paper is available at www.springerlink.com.

DOI: 10.1007/s11696-020-01333-9

 

Chemical Papers 75 (2) 591–598 (2021)

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