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Investigation of modified basal plane pyrolytic graphite electrodes: definitive evidence for the electrocatalytic properties of the ends of carbon nanotubes

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Abstract

The basis of the electrocatalytic nature of multi-wall carbon nanotubes is suggested to reside in electron transfer from the ends of nanotubes, which structurally resemble the behaviour of edge plane (as opposed to basal plane) graphite, and is demonstrated via the comparison of the electrochemical oxidation of epinephrine and the electrochemical reduction of ferricyanide at nanotube-modified electrodes using different types of graphite electrodes and with C60-modified electrodes.

Graphical abstract: Investigation of modified basal plane pyrolytic graphite electrodes: definitive evidence for the electrocatalytic properties of the ends of carbon nanotubes

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The article was received on 26 May 2004, accepted on 07 Jun 2004 and first published on 15 Jul 2004


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/B406174H
Citation: Chem. Commun., 2004,0, 1804-1805
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    Investigation of modified basal plane pyrolytic graphite electrodes: definitive evidence for the electrocatalytic properties of the ends of carbon nanotubes

    C. E. Banks, R. R. Moore, T. J. Davies and R. G. Compton, Chem. Commun., 2004, 0, 1804
    DOI: 10.1039/B406174H

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