Journal of Materials Science

, Volume 42, Issue 16, pp 6961–6964 | Cite as

Synthesis and electrochemical application of carbon nanotubes obtained from hexachloroethane

  • Mingwang Shao
  • Min Li
  • Huizhao Ban
  • Liling Niu
  • Hong Wang
  • Shiyan Pan


Carbon nanotubes (CNTs) with the average inner (outer) diameter of 10–20 nm (20–40 nm) and length up to 100s of nanometers were synthesized via Wurtz reaction at 400 °C for 12 h, using C2Cl6 and Na as reactants. These CNTs, having more defects because of the sp3 bonding raw material of C2Cl6, were used as electrode material to detect dopamine (DA) via cyclic voltammetry. The results show that there exists linear relation between peak currents and DA concentration in the range of 2 × 10−7∼2.8 × 10−4 mol L−1.The linear regression equation is expressed as Ip (μA) = 0.089 + 0.134c (μmol L−1). This CNTs-modified electrode showed high sensitivity with detection limit of 1 × 10−7 mol L−1.


Gold Electrode Oxidation Peak Current Catalytic Pyrolysis Redox Peak Current Bare Gold Electrode 
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The project was supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (20571001) and Excellent Scholar Foundation of Anhui Province Education Administration.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mingwang Shao
    • 1
  • Min Li
    • 1
  • Huizhao Ban
    • 1
  • Liling Niu
    • 1
  • Hong Wang
    • 1
  • Shiyan Pan
    • 1
  1. 1.Anhui Key Laboratory of Functional Molecular Solids, College of Chemistry and Materials ScienceAnhui Normal UniversityWuhuP.R. China

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