Sekhaneh, Wassef; Kotecha, Mrignayani; Dettlaff-Weglikowska, Urszula; Veeman, Wiebren S.:

High resolution NMR of water absorbed in single-wall carbon nanotubes.

In: Chemical Physics Letters, Jg. 428 (2006) ; Nr. 1-3, S. 143-147
ISSN: 0009-2614
Zeitschriftenaufsatz / Fach: Chemie
1H MASNMR study of H2O absorbed in open single-wall C nanotubes (SWCNTs) of av. diam. 1.0 nm, synthesized with a Fe catalyst, was performed. Magic angle spinning significantly increases the spectral resoln. and the spectrum shows that there are at least 2 distinct chem. shift regions for the H2O proton. From temp. dependent measurements, the authors assign the 2 chem. shift ranges to H2O absorbed inside and outside the nanotube. The spectra as a function of the H2O content show that the 1st H2O mols. that are absorbed by the dry material are absorbed inside the tubes.