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Aerosol-assisted synthesis of monodisperse single-crystalline α-cristobalite nanospheres

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Abstract

Monodisperse single-crystalline α-cristobalite nanospheres have been synthesized by hydrocarbon-pyrolysis-induced carbon deposition on amorphous silica aerosol nanoparticles, devitrification of the coated silica at high temperature, and subsequent carbon removal by oxidation. The nanosphere size can be well controlled by tuning the size of the colloidal silica precursor. Uniform, high-purity nanocrystalline α-cristobalite is important for catalysis, nanocomposites, advanced polishing, and understanding silica nanotoxicology.

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The article was received on 15 Sep 2011, accepted on 15 Nov 2011 and first published on 19 Dec 2011


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C1CC15713B
Citation: Chem. Commun., 2012,48, 1293-1295
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    Aerosol-assisted synthesis of monodisperse single-crystalline α-cristobalite nanospheres

    X. Jiang, L. Bao, Y. Cheng, D. R. Dunphy, X. Li and C. J. Brinker, Chem. Commun., 2012, 48, 1293
    DOI: 10.1039/C1CC15713B

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