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Host–Guest Nanocomposites of Multiwalled Carbon Nanotubes and Ionic Liquids with Controllable Composition

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  • Yuxiao Ding,

    1. Shenyang National Laboratory for Materials Science, Institute of Metal Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 72 Wenhua Road, Shenyang 110016 (PR China), Fax: (+86) 24-23971577
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  • Prof. Dang Sheng Su

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    1. Shenyang National Laboratory for Materials Science, Institute of Metal Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 72 Wenhua Road, Shenyang 110016 (PR China), Fax: (+86) 24-23971577
    • Shenyang National Laboratory for Materials Science, Institute of Metal Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 72 Wenhua Road, Shenyang 110016 (PR China), Fax: (+86) 24-23971577===

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Abstract

It is widely believed that low-volatility is a defining characteristic of ionic liquids (ILs). Here we synthesize a series of host–guest nanocomposites containing multiwalled carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs) and ILs using the volatility of ILs under vacuum conditions. The nanocomposites with different IL contents can be easily obtained through simple physical methods. The interactions between IL and MWCNTs are thoroughly investigated. This new nanocomposite can be used both in carbon catalysis and IL catalysis.

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