Synthesis of two-dimensional ZnO nanopellets by pyrolysis of zinc oleate

Chiu, W.S. and Khiew, P.S. and Isa, D. and Cloke, M. and Radiman, S. and Abd-Shukor, R. and Abdullah, M.H. and Huang, N.M. (2008) Synthesis of two-dimensional ZnO nanopellets by pyrolysis of zinc oleate. Chemical Engineering Journal, 142 (3). pp. 337-343. ISSN 13858947 , DOI

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We report the non-hydrolytic solution phase synthesis of two-dimensional zinc oxide (ZnO) nanopellets by using self-made organometallic compound (zinc (II) oleate, Zn(C18H33O2)2) as single precursor. Zn(C18H33O2)2 is prepared by ion exchange reaction between non-toxic fatty acid (palm oil extract) and ion Zn2+. The controlling process of thermal pyrolysis of precursor is carried out under inert argon (Ar) atmosphere. This technique is very effective and reproducible in controlling the shape of ZnO semiconductor nanostructures. The as-synthesized ZnO nanocrystals are found in two-dimensionally well-faceted triangular and hexagonal thin pellet structures. Transmission electron micrograph(s) (TEM) show that the morphologies of ZnO nanopellets can be controlled by annealing duration. X-ray powder diffraction patterns reveal that all the peaks of ZnO nanopellets can be well indexed with standard hexagonal phase of ZnO crystal structure. © 2008 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Characterization Crystal morphology Growth from solution Semiconducting II-VI materials Zinc oxide Arsenic compounds Chemical reactions Chlorine compounds Complexation Organic compounds Organometallics Oxides Semiconducting zinc compounds Two dimensional Zinc alloys Zinc compounds Solution-phase synthesis Zinc(II) Zinc
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
Q Science > QC Physics
Divisions: Faculty of Science > Department of Physics
Depositing User: miss munirah saadom
Date Deposited: 05 Apr 2013 01:49
Last Modified: 05 Apr 2013 01:49

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