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Formation of ZnO Nanoparticles by the Reaction of Zinc Metal with Aliphatic Alcohols

Panchakarla, L. S. and Govindaraj , Achutharao and Rao, C. N. R. (2007) Formation of ZnO Nanoparticles by the Reaction of Zinc Metal with Aliphatic Alcohols. JOURNAL OF CLUSTER SCIENCE, 18 (3). pp. 660-670. ISSN 1040-7278 (Print) 1572-8862 (Online)

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Abstract

The reaction of aliphatic alcohols such as methanol, ethanol and t-butanol with zinc powder at 330 °C under solvothermal conditions produces ZnO nanoparticles. The reaction involves the cleavage of the C-O bond of the alcohols, which occurs readily on the Zn metal surface. Addition of ethylenediamine to the reaction mixture yields nanorods, the amine acting as a shape-controlling agent.

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:3444
Deposited By:JNCASR
Deposited On:20 Jan 2009 10:06
Last Modified:12 Nov 2010 15:40

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