Microwave Assisted Synthesis of CuO Nanostructures in Lonic Liquids
The dry chemical method is developed to fabricate CuO nanostructures via microwave assisted irradiation in ionic liquid 1-butyl-3-ethyl imidazolium tetrafluoroborate ([BMIM][BF4]). Both nanoparticles (20 nm in size) and nanorods (10-20 nm in diameter and 100-200 nm in length) of monoclinic CuO were obtained. The as samples were characterized by FTIR, XRD, TEM, SADE. The morphologies of the nanostructures can be controlled by the amount-tuning of NaOH and ionic liquids. The growth mechanism of CuO nanostructures is investigated.
Zhenyu Du and Chengbin Li
J. G. Zheng and T. Yang, "Microwave Assisted Synthesis of CuO Nanostructures in Lonic Liquids", Advanced Materials Research, Vol. 281, pp. 127-131, 2011