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A simple method to prepare ZnO and Al(OH)3 nanorods by the reaction of the metals with liquid water

Panchakarla, L. S. and Shah, M. A. and Govindaraj , Achutharao and Rao, C. N. R. (2007) A simple method to prepare ZnO and Al(OH)3 nanorods by the reaction of the metals with liquid water. Journal of SOLID STATE CHEMISTRY, 180 (11). pp. 3106-3110.

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Abstract

Reaction of liquid water with Zn and Al powders and foils have been investigated in the 25–75 °C range. The reaction of Zn metal powder with water in this temperature range yields ZnO nanorods. The diameter of the nanorods decreases slightly with the increase in the reaction temperature, accompanied by an increase in the relative intensity of UV emission band. Zn metal foils also yield ZnO nanorods on reaction with water in the 25–75 °C range. Reaction of Al metal powder or foil with water in the 25–75 °C range yields Al(OH)3 nanorods. The formation of ZnO and Al(OH)3 nanorods by the reaction of the metals with water is suggested to occur because of the decomposition of water by the metal giving hydrogen.

Item Type:Article
Subjects:Material Science > Nanochemistry
Divisions:Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Physics
Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Chemistry
ID Code:3429
Deposited By:JNCASR
Deposited On:20 Jan 2009 10:50
Last Modified:12 Nov 2010 15:36

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