Journal Article


Michael A. Morris
Justin D. Holmes
Machteld Van der Meulen
Richard Phelan
David A Tanner
Ju Xu
Lan Chen



metal nanoparticles synthesis oxide metal oxides room temperature optical metal cations oxidation states

One-step synthesis of stoichiometrically defined metal oxide nanoparticles at room temperature. (2008)

Abstract A great variety of metal oxide nanoparticles have been readily synthesized by using alkali metal oxides, M(2)O (M is Na or Li) and soluble metal salts (metal chlorides) in polar organic solutions, for example, methanol and ethanol, at room temperature. The oxidation states of the metals in the resulting metal oxides (Cu(2)O, CuO, ZnO, Al(2)O(3), Fe(2)O(3), Bi(2)O(3), TiO(2), SnO(2), CeO(2), Nb(2)O(5), WO(3), and CoFe(2)O(4)) range from 1 to 6 and remain invariable through the reactions where good control of stoichiometry is achieved. Metal oxide nanoparticles are 1-30 nm and have good monodispersivity and displayed comparable optical spectra. These syntheses are based on a general ion reaction pathway during which the precipitate occurs when O(2-) ions meet metal cations (M(n+)) in anhydrous solution and the reaction equation is M(n+) + n/2 O(2-) --> MO(n/2) (n=1-6).
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Michael A. Morris, Justin D. Holmes, Machteld Van der Meulen, Richard Phelan, David A Tanner, Ju Xu, Lan Chen

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Michael A. Morris
University College Cork
Total Publications: 164
Justin D. Holmes
University College Cork
Total Publications: 287
D.A Tanner
University of Limerick
Total Publications: 49
Lan Chen
University College Cork
Total Publications: 8