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Materials 2010, 3(1), 672-681; doi:10.3390/ma3010672
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Preparation of Multi-Walled Carbon Nanotube/Amino-Terminated Ionic Liquid Arrays and Their Electrocatalysis towards Oxygen Reduction

1,2, 1, 1,†, 1,*  and 1,2,*
1 Laboratory of Analytical Chemistry, Process Chemistry Centre, Åbo Akademi University, Biskopsgatan 8, FI-20500 Turku/Åbo, Finland 2 State Key Laboratory of Electroanalytical Chemistry, Changchun Institute of Applied Chemistry, and Graduate University of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Changchun 130022, China Current address: Department of Chemistry, University of Turku, FI-20014 Turku, Finland
* Authors to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Received: 10 November 2009 / Revised: 20 January 2010 / Accepted: 22 January 2010 / Published: 25 January 2010
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Composite Materials)
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Abstract

Arrays of aligned multi-walled carbon nanotube-ionic liquid (MIL) were assembled on silicon wafers (Si-MIL). Formation of Si-MIL was confirmed by ATR-FTIR, AFM and Raman techniques. The electrochemical measurements indicated that Si-MIL showed good electrocatalysis towards oxygen reduction compared with MIL drop-cast on a glassy carbon electrode.
Keywords: multi-walled carbon nanotube; arrays; ionic liquid; elctrocatalysis multi-walled carbon nanotube; arrays; ionic liquid; elctrocatalysis
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Wang, Z.; Latonen, R.-M.; Kvarnström, C.; Ivaska, A.; Niu, L. Preparation of Multi-Walled Carbon Nanotube/Amino-Terminated Ionic Liquid Arrays and Their Electrocatalysis towards Oxygen Reduction. Materials 2010, 3, 672-681.

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