Gram-scale synthesis of zinc oxide nanorods in basic ethanol solutions

Shoichi Kubo, Masaru Nakagawa

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Abstract

ZnO nanocrystals were obtained by adding an alcoholic solution of sodium methoxide containing a small amount of water to an alcoholic solution of zinc acetate dihydrate. Rod-like ZnO nanocrystals were obtained in ethanol solutions, while cubic ZnO nanocrystals were obtained in methanol solutions. X-ray diffraction analysis, UVvisible absorption spectroscopy, and transmission electron microscopy revealed that ZnO nanorods having a length of about 50nm and width of about 5 nm were thus synthesized easily on a gram scale.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1137-1138
Number of pages2
JournalChemistry Letters
Volume41
Issue number10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)

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