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Synthesis of curtain-like crumpled boehmite and γ-alumina nanosheets

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Abstract

Boehmite (γ-AlOOH) nanosheets with a curtain-like crumpled morphology have been synthesized via a template-free hydrothermal process in two stages. The formation of the crumpled 2D nanostructures was studied at 70–95 °C in stage-1 and 150 °C in stage-2 hydrothermal processes, and a growth mechanism was proposed. The introduction of corrugations and wrinkles prevents the nanosheets from severe interface stacking. Based on the XRD, TEM, and N2 sorption analysis results, the thickness of the nanosheets is ca. 2.5–5 nm, which is composed of 2–4 lattice unit layers only. The crumpled boehmite nanosheets exhibit a high BET surface area of ca. 330 m2 g−1, and can be simply transformed into γ-Al2O3 with preservation of the morphology and ~90% of the surface area after calcination.

Graphical abstract: Synthesis of curtain-like crumpled boehmite and γ-alumina nanosheets

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The article was received on 21 Dec 2014, accepted on 22 Jan 2015 and first published on 23 Jan 2015


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C4CE02506G
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Citation: CrystEngComm, 2015,17, 1959-1967
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    Synthesis of curtain-like crumpled boehmite and γ-alumina nanosheets

    J. Wen, M. Liu and C. Mou, CrystEngComm, 2015, 17, 1959
    DOI: 10.1039/C4CE02506G

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