Synthesis and Characterization of Nano-Scale Alumina on Single Walled Carbon Nanotube

Kalfa O. M. , Yalcinkaya O., Turker A. R.

INORGANIC MATERIALS, vol.45, no.9, pp.988-992, 2009 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 45 Issue: 9
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Doi Number: 10.1134/s0020168509090088
  • Title of Journal : INORGANIC MATERIALS
  • Page Numbers: pp.988-992


In this study, nano-scale crystalline alumina was synthesized on single walled carbon nanotube by sol-gel method for using as a sorbent For solid phase extraction of trace metals. The characterization of the synthesized nanocomposite material was performed by scanning electron microscope, transmission electron microscope and X-ray diffractometer methods. It was proved that the obtained composite material was mainly nano-scale Al2O3, and partly Mg2Al2O4 and Zn2Al2O4 on single walled carbon nanotube. In addition, the specific surface area of the material was determined and found as 165 m(2)/g. The adsorption capacity of the nanomaterial was also determined for cadmium(II) ions and found as 2.18 mg/g at pH 8.