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Porous Co3O4 Nanotubes Derived From Co4(CO)12 Clusters on Carbon Nanotube Templates: A Highly Efficient Material For Li-Battery Applications


  • The authors would like to acknowledge financial support from the Program for Changjiang Scholar and Innovative Team in University ZiJin Project and the Program for New Century Excellent Talents in University. We thank Prof. Youwen Wang and Yuewu Zeng for the TEM measurements. Supporting Information is available online from Wiley InterScience or from the authors.


Co3O4peration. Porous and polycrystalline Co3O4 nanotubes have been derived from Co4(CO)12 clusters on carbon nanotube templates. The prepared porous Co3O4 nanotubes exhibit superior Li-battery performance with good cycle life and high capacity (1200 mAh g–1) owing to their hollow structure and small size. Moreover, this approach can be extended to synthesize other porous metal oxide nanotubes.

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