Growth of Zinc Oxide Nanoparticles by the Reaction of Zinc with Ethanol

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A novel approach has been described for the synthesis of zinc oxide nanoparticles by a very simple reaction of zinc metal with ethanol at 100oC. The diameters of the nano-particles range from 50–100nm. The reaction involves the cleavage of C-O bond of the alcohol, which occurs readily on zinc metal surface. Addition of ethylenediamine to the reaction yields nanorods, thus acting as a shape directing agent. A plausible mechanism is proposed for the formation of these nanostructures and is expected that this synthetic technique can be extended to obtain other metal oxides.

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S. Ray, S.K. Nath, A. Kumar, R.C. Agarwala, V. Agarwala, G.P. Chaudhari, B.S.S. Daniel

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215-219

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10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMR.67.215

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M. Ashraf Shah "Growth of Zinc Oxide Nanoparticles by the Reaction of Zinc with Ethanol", Advanced Materials Research, Vol. 67, pp. 215-219, 2009

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April 2009

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