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Synthesis of hollow rare-earth compound nanoparticles by a universal sacrificial template method

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Abstract

A universal technique to synthesize hollow nanoparticles including spindle-like YVO4, urchin-like YPO4, and bowl-like NaYF4 by a sacrificial process utilizing the Y(OH)CO3 template is described. X-ray diffraction (XRD), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), transmission electron microscopy (TEM), Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy, and N2 adsorption–desorption measurements reveal that hollow nanoparticles with a controllable size are produced due to the Kirkendall phenomenon. Bright fluorescence can be obtained by doping the nanoparticles with lanthanide ions such as Eu3+, Ce3+/Tb3+, and Yb3+/Er3+. These hollow nanoparticles exhibiting bright fluorescence have potential in fluorescence-guided drug-delivery applications and this universal and effective technique can be employed to fabricate various types of hollow materials.

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The article was received on 03 Mar 2014, accepted on 06 May 2014 and first published on 06 May 2014


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C4CE00440J
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CrystEngComm, 2014,16, 6141-6148

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    Synthesis of hollow rare-earth compound nanoparticles by a universal sacrificial template method

    Y. Jia, T. Sun, J. Wang, H. Huang, P. Li, X. Yu and P. K. Chu, CrystEngComm, 2014, 16, 6141
    DOI: 10.1039/C4CE00440J

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