Synthesis of Nickel Hydroxide with Different Morphologies Using an Ionic Liquid
A new and facile route has been developed to synthesize β-Ni(OH)2 nanostructures using ionic liquid 1-butyl-3-methylimidazolium tetrafluoroborate ([Bmim]BF4) as reaction media under solvothermal conditions. The β-Ni(OH)2 with different morphologies, such as nanoflakes, nanoplatelet and nanorods, can be obtained by controlling the volume ratio of the ionic liquid to water and reaction temperature. The as-prepared products were characterized by X-ray diffraction (XRD) and scanning electron microscopy (SEM).
Yuan Ming Huang
C. Y. Xu and Y. X. Hua, "Synthesis of Nickel Hydroxide with Different Morphologies Using an Ionic Liquid", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 663-665, pp. 1163-1166, 2011