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A solvent-reduction approach to tetrapod-like copper(I) chloride crystallites

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Tetrapod-like CuCl crystallites with uniform sizes were generated conveniently in a mixed solution of acetylacetone and ethylene glycol at 120 °C under solvothermal conditions. The products were characterized by XRD, XPS, SEM, UV–Vis and PL techniques. The average length of the legs of T-CuCl is 30 µm. The morphologies of the products were related to the reaction temperature, time and the volume ratio of the solvents. A solvent-mediated morphological transformation mechanism was proposed and it was in good agreement with the observations made with scanning electron microscopy. The role of the two solvents was also explored.

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The article was received on 20 May 2002, accepted on 12 Nov 2002 and first published on 05 Dec 2002

Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/B204858B
Citation: J. Mater. Chem., 2003,13, 424-427
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    A solvent-reduction approach to tetrapod-like copper(I) chloride crystallites

    Q. Li, M. Shao, G. Yu, J. Wu, F. Li and Y. Qian, J. Mater. Chem., 2003, 13, 424
    DOI: 10.1039/B204858B

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