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Hydrogel route to nanotubes of metal oxides and sulfates

Gundiah, Gautam and Mukhopadhyay, Samrat and Tumkurkar, Usha Govind and Govindaraj, A and Maitra, Uday and Rao, CNR (2003) Hydrogel route to nanotubes of metal oxides and sulfates. In: Journal of Materials Chemistry, 13 (9). 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: Journal Article
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to The Royal Society of Chemistry.
Department/Centre: Division of Chemical Sciences > Organic Chemistry
Date Deposited: 12 Aug 2009 10:00
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 04:55
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ernet.in/id/eprint/17053

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