Tellurium Nanotubes Synthesized with Microwave-Assisted Monosaccharide Reduction Method
A microwave-assisted monosaccharide reducing approach has been developed in the preparation of tellurium nanotubes. The as-prepared tellurium nanotubes have the sizes of 50 ∼ 100 nm in diameter, and a few micrometers in length. A series of contrastive experiments have illustrated that microwave-heating contributed a lot in the synthesis, and the decomposition of H2TeO3 to TeO2 and low reducibility of the monosaccharide played a key role in the process. The possible mechanism of the synthesis of the nanotubes has been preliminarily discussed.
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Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: 2007-07-01
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