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Synthesis of boron nitride nanotubes using an oxygen and carbon dual-free precursor

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Abstract

Boron nitride nanotubes (BNNTs) have attracted extensive research attention due to their intriguing properties and promising applications. However, the fundamental issue regarding the introduction of oxygen and carbon impurities into the final product remains a challenge. Herein, we utilized a novel precursor consisting of oxygen and carbon dual-free reactants (MgF2, NH4Cl, and B) for the synthesis of pure BNNTs. The MgCl2 intermediate species of magnesium acts as a catalyst, which prevents the oxidization of the product and has been proved to be the key factor for pure BNNTs growth.

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The article was received on 23 Oct 2017, accepted on 18 Dec 2017 and first published on 23 Jan 2018


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C7RA11688H
Citation: RSC Adv., 2018,8, 3989-3995
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    Synthesis of boron nitride nanotubes using an oxygen and carbon dual-free precursor

    S. Abbas, A. Abbas, Y. Huang, J. Lin, Z. Liu, Y. Fang and C. Tang, RSC Adv., 2018, 8, 3989
    DOI: 10.1039/C7RA11688H

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