V. G. Pol and S. V. Pol are thankful to Bar-Ilan University, Israel, for financial assistance.
Synthesis of WC Nanotubes†
Article first published online: 4 JUL 2006
Copyright © 2006 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim
Volume 18, Issue 15, pages 2023–2027, August, 2006
How to Cite
Pol, S. V., Pol, V. G. and Gedanken, A. (2006), Synthesis of WC Nanotubes. Adv. Mater., 18: 2023–2027. doi: 10.1002/adma.200600715
- Issue published online: 27 JUL 2006
- Article first published online: 4 JUL 2006
- Manuscript Accepted: 12 MAY 2006
- Manuscript Received: 4 APR 2006
- Bar-Ilan University, Israel
- Nanotubes, inorganic;
- Template-free synthesis
A nonaqueous, solvent- and template-free, and straightforward route is described for the synthesis of inorganic WC nanotubes (see figure). The thermal decomposition of W(CO)6 in the presence of Mg powder is carried out at 900 °C under the autogenic pressure of the precursors in a closed Swagelok reactor to yield WC nanotubes for the first time. The reaction mechanism is supported by experimental data.