Synthesis of carbon hollow spheres and particles from CCl4 and Mo

Chun Hsiung Chien, Pei Sun Sheng, Chia Hsin Wang, Chih Hao Huang, Huang Kai Lin, Chi Young Lee*, Hsin-Tien Chiu

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Carbon materials with different morphology were prepared by reacting CCl4 and Mo at 873-1173 K. At 873-973 K, hollow spheres (diameter: 1-3 μm, shell thickness: 50 nm) were obtained. At 1073 K, particles (diameter: 50-100 nm) encapsulated in spherical shells (diameter: 1-5 μm) were collected. At 1173 K, formation of particles (diameter: 200-300 nm) was observed. Mo acted as a reagent to remove chlorine atoms from the carbon source and a template for the formation of the spherical structures. We propose that reaction temperature and polymerization of chlorinated species formed from the pyrolysis of CCl4 affect the morphology of carbon products greatly.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1176-1178
Number of pages3
JournalMaterials Letters
Issue number8-9
StatePublished - 31 Mar 2008


  • Carbon hollow spheres
  • Electron microscopy
  • Powder technology

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