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Enter the Tubes: Carbon Nanotube Endohedral Catalysis

Department of Chemical and Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Trieste, Via L. Giorgieri 1, 34127 Trieste, Italy
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Catalysts 2019, 9(2), 128; https://doi.org/10.3390/catal9020128
Received: 20 December 2018 / Revised: 16 January 2019 / Accepted: 17 January 2019 / Published: 1 February 2019
The unique morphological characteristics of carbon nanotubes (CNTs) present the intriguing opportunity of exploiting the inner cavity for carrying out chemical reactions. Such reactions are catalysed either by the individual tubes that function both as catalysts and nanoreactors or by additional catalytic species that are confined within the channel. Such confinement creates what is called “confinement effect”, which can result in different catalytic features affecting activity, stability and selectivity. The review highlights the recent major advancements of catalysis conducted within the CNTs, starting from the synthesis of the catalytic composite, and discussing the most notable catalytic processes that have been reported in the last decade. View Full-Text
Keywords: carbon nanotubes; filling; endohedral; confinement; catalysis carbon nanotubes; filling; endohedral; confinement; catalysis
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Iglesias, D.; Melchionna, M. Enter the Tubes: Carbon Nanotube Endohedral Catalysis. Catalysts 2019, 9, 128. https://doi.org/10.3390/catal9020128

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Iglesias D, Melchionna M. Enter the Tubes: Carbon Nanotube Endohedral Catalysis. Catalysts. 2019; 9(2):128. https://doi.org/10.3390/catal9020128

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Iglesias, Daniel; Melchionna, Michele. 2019. "Enter the Tubes: Carbon Nanotube Endohedral Catalysis" Catalysts 9, no. 2: 128. https://doi.org/10.3390/catal9020128

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