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Title: Shape-controlled synthesis of zinc oxide: A simple method for the preparation of metal oxide nanocrystals in non-aqueous medium
Authors: Zhang, Z. 
Lu, M. 
Xu, H. 
Chin, W.-S. 
Keywords: Nanostructures
Nanotechnology
Nanowires
Zinc oxide
Issue Date: 2007
Source: Zhang, Z., Lu, M., Xu, H., Chin, W.-S. (2007). Shape-controlled synthesis of zinc oxide: A simple method for the preparation of metal oxide nanocrystals in non-aqueous medium. Chemistry - A European Journal 13 (2) : 632-638. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1002/chem.200600293
Abstract: A general and facile approach has been developed to prepare various metal oxide nanocrystals from commercially available metal acetate precursors using an amine-mediated reaction. The influence of temperature and capping agents on the yield and final morphology of the metal oxides nanocrystals was investigated. The approach was applied in the synthesis of shape-controlled ZnO nanocrystals. ZnO nanowires, nanorods, bullets and triangular nanocrystals were successfully prepared by tuning the molar ratio between amine to zinc acetate precursor. On the basis of FTIR and NMR spectroscopic studies, we propose that the amine could mediate the breakdown of the metal acetates through a nucleophilic attack mechanism. The results suggest that amine can play dual role as both the attacking agent and capping agent in this new methodology. © 2007 Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA.
Source Title: Chemistry - A European Journal
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/67270
ISSN: 09476539
DOI: 10.1002/chem.200600293
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