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A facile synthesis of multi metal-doped rectangular ZnO nanocrystals using a nanocrystalline metal–organic framework template

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A multi metal (M: Fe, Co, and Ni)-doped rectangular ZnO nanocrystal (r-ZnO:M) was synthesised using nanocrystalline metal–organic framework-5 (n-MOF-5). After calcination in air, M-inserted n-MOF-5 led to r-ZnO:M of the wurtzite crystal structure with a small amount (<1%) of spinel ZnM2O4 phase. The inserted metal atoms of r-ZnO:M, replacing the Zn atoms of the wurtzite ZnO structure, were well-dispersed throughout the nanocrystal. Density functional theory calculations not only confirm the structural stability of wurtzite r-ZnO:M and negligible contribution of spinel ZnM2O4 but also elucidate the experimentally observed increase of visible light absorbance and appearance of ferromagnetism upon metal atom doping.

Graphical abstract: A facile synthesis of multi metal-doped rectangular ZnO nanocrystals using a nanocrystalline metal–organic framework template

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Submitted
19 Jun 2014
Accepted
22 Jul 2014
First published
25 Jul 2014

Nanoscale, 2014,6, 10995-11001
Article type
Communication

A facile synthesis of multi metal-doped rectangular ZnO nanocrystals using a nanocrystalline metal–organic framework template

D. K. Lee, J. H. Park, J. I. Choi, Y. Lee, S. J. Kim, G. Lee, Y. Kim and J. K. Kang, Nanoscale, 2014, 6, 10995
DOI: 10.1039/C4NR03424D

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