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A facile method to synthesize nanosized metal oxides from their corresponding bulk materials

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Abstract

In this work, we present a facile and reproducible one-pot approach to synthesize a series of nanosized metal oxides (CdO, PbO, ZnO, SnO and Ga2O3) using their corresponding bulk materials as precursors. These nanosized metal oxides were synthesized by heating the mixture of the metal oxide, oleic acid and oleylamine directly, and retained the structure of the corresponding bulk material. For lead oxide, both the original orthorhombic and the tetragonal PbO were successfully synthesized by varying the reaction temperature. The optical properties of nanosized CdO, PbO and ZnO show a significant quantum confinement effect compared with their behavior in the bulk phase. Moreover, we proposed the possible mechanism of the reaction in which the dissolution–recrystallization process provided the dominant contribution.

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The article was received on 21 Mar 2012, accepted on 08 Jun 2012 and first published on 08 Jun 2012


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C2CE25398D
CrystEngComm, 2012,14, 5937-5942

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    A facile method to synthesize nanosized metal oxides from their corresponding bulk materials

    P. Zhang, Y. Wang, Y. Sui, C. Wang, B. Liu, G. Zou and B. Zou, CrystEngComm, 2012, 14, 5937
    DOI: 10.1039/C2CE25398D

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