Lead Hydroxide Nanowires Obtained from Lead Nitrate Solution by Adding Chloride Ions
The synthesis of lead hydroxide nanowires by solution-phase chemical reactions of lead nitrate with alkali by adding sodium chloride was reported. The obtained lead hydroxide nanowires have a length of a few micrometers and a diameter of about several tens of nanometers. The selected-area electron diffraction reveals that these lead hydroxide nanowires are single crystalline. Controlled experiments indicate that lead hydroxide nanowires prefer to form at higher concentration of chloride ions in lead nitrate precursor solutions, such as Cl- : Pb2+ = 5:1 and 6:1.
Joong Hee Lee
J. Cheng et al., "Lead Hydroxide Nanowires Obtained from Lead Nitrate Solution by Adding Chloride Ions", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 123-125, pp. 719-722, 2010