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|Title:||Self-generation of tiered surfactant superstructures for one-pot synthesis of Co 3O 4 nanocubes and their close-and non-close-packed organizations|
|Source:||Xu, H., Zeng, H.C. (2004-10-26). Self-generation of tiered surfactant superstructures for one-pot synthesis of Co 3O 4 nanocubes and their close-and non-close-packed organizations. Langmuir 20 (22) : 9780-9790. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1021/la049164|
|Abstract:||Self-generation of ionic organic capping from nonionic surfactant polyoxyethylene (20) sorbitan trioleate (Tween-85) has been realized for the controlled synthesis of single crystalline Co 3O 4 quantum dots (3.0-5.7 nm) in cubic morphology from related layered hydroxide precursors at 80-95°C. With chemical modification of hydrophobia functional groups on the surface of Co 3O 4 nanocubes; furthermore, various nanocube-containing micellar superstructures can be further assembled through hydrophobic interactions between Tween-85 molecules and the surface coating under "one-pot" conditions. In particular, square arrangements, spherical domains, and line-assemblies of the prepared Co 3O 4 nanocubes and their inter-transformations have been attained for the first time by manipulating intersurfactant-interactions. Hydrolysis of Tween-85 and the resultant tiered surfactant superstructures have been investigated with FTIR/UV - vis/EA/TGA/DTA/XPS methods, and the capping species has been identified to be alkylated oleic carboxylate anions derived from Tween-85. Pronounced quantum confinement effects have been observed with the prepared Co 3O 4 nanocubes, and the optical band gap energies determined are 3.95 and 2.13 eV, respectively, for O 2- → Co 2+ and O 2- → Co 3+ charge-transfer processes.|
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