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Template-assisted Synthesis of SiO2 Nanotubes

A general path to synthesize nanotubes utilizes anisotropic materials as template. They are coated with a second material, here silica, and nanotubes of this material are obtained after removal of the template.

Template: V3O7 · H2O

Novel Silica Nanotubes with a High Aspect Ratio – Synthesis and Structural Characterisation
J. Zygmunt, F. Krumeich, and R. Nesper, Adv. Mater. 15 (2003) 1538-1541 DOI

Template: [Pt(NH3)4](HCO3)2

Electron Microscopy Characterisation of Silicon Dioxide Nanotubes
F. Krumeich, M. Wark, L. Ren, H.-J. Muhr, and R. Nesper, Z. anorg. allg. Chem. 630 (2004) 1054-1058 DOI


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