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Hydrogel route to nanotubes of metal oxides and sulfates

Gundiah, Gautam and Mukhopadhyay, Samrat and Tumkurkar, Usha Govind and Govindaraj , Achutharao and Rao, C. N. R. (2003) Hydrogel route to nanotubes of metal oxides and sulfates. Journal of Materials Chemistry, 13 . pp. 2118-2122.

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Abstract

A tripodal cholamide-based hydrogel has been employed as a template to synthesize inorganic nanotubes. Besides nanotubes of oxides such as SiO2, TiO2, ZrO2, WO3 and ZnO, nanotubes of sulfates such as the water-soluble ZnSO4 as well as of BaSO4 have been obtained using this method. An advantage of the use of the hydrogel is that metal alkoxides are not required for the synthesis of the oxide nanotubes. The nanotubes have been characterized by X-ray diffraction and transmission electron microscopy.

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:3888
Deposited By:JNCASR
Deposited On:27 Jan 2009 09:31
Last Modified:06 Apr 2009 15:42

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