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Exfoliation of copper hydroxysalt in water and the conversion of the exfoliated layers to cupric and cuprous oxide nanoparticles

Nethravathi, C and Machado, Jyothi and Gautam, UK and Avadhani, GS and Rajamathi, Michael (2012) Exfoliation of copper hydroxysalt in water and the conversion of the exfoliated layers to cupric and cuprous oxide nanoparticles. In: Nanoscale , 4 (2). pp. 496-501.

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Abstract

P-aminobenzoate- intercalated copper hydroxysalt was prepared by coprecipitation at high pH (similar to 12). As the pH was reduced to similar to 7 on washing with water, the development of partial positive charge on the amine end of the intercalated anion caused repulsion between the layers leading to delamination and colloidal dispersion of monolayers of copper hydroxysalt in water. The dispersed copper hydroxysalt monolayers were used as precursors for the synthesis of copper(I)/(II) oxide nanoparticles at room temperature. While the hydroxysalt layers yielded spindle-shaped CuO particles when left to stand, they formed hollow spherical nanoparticles of Cu(2)O when treated with an alkaline solution of ascorbic acid.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to Royal Society of Chemistry.
Department/Centre: Division of Mechanical Sciences > Materials Engineering (formerly Metallurgy)
Date Deposited: 03 Feb 2012 12:12
Last Modified: 07 Feb 2012 07:28
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ernet.in/id/eprint/43383

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