Kinetics of carbon nanotube oxidation

Roman Brukh, Somenath Mitra

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

94 Scopus citations


Carbon nanotubes, graphite and amorphous carbon are structurally different, which is reflected in their reactivity and the resistance to oxidation. This paper reports the stability of single- and multi-walled nanotubes, and their true oxidation rates based on conversion to CO2 when heated in the presence of oxygen. Non-isothermal techniques were employed to determine the kinetic parameters for the oxidation of nanotubes, amorphous carbon and graphite. Single-walled nanotubes were found to be the most reactive, followed by multi-walled nanotubes, amorphous carbon and graphite. The oxidation rates of different single-walled tubes samples containing different residual catalysts were also found to vary significantly.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)619-623
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Materials Chemistry
Issue number7
StatePublished - 2007

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry


Dive into the research topics of 'Kinetics of carbon nanotube oxidation'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this