Synthesis of copper chloride nanowires by thermal treatment in the presence of zeolite X

Alvaro Mayoral, Yasuhiro Sakamoto, Paul A. Anderson

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Abstract

Copper(i) chloride nanowires have been synthesized by heating the salt in the presence of copper zeolite X (FAU structure type). Their structure and composition were studied by powder X-ray diffraction, transmission electron microscopy and energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy. Wire growth was found to be dependent on a number of factors, the most important being the temperature of the reaction. The mechanism of wire growth, involving the occlusion of CuCl within the zeolite pores, is discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3012-3018
Number of pages7
JournalCrystEngComm
Volume12
Issue number10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Oct 1

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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