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Frontiers of Chemical Science and Engineering >> 2011, Volume 5, Issue 2 doi: 10.1007/s11705-010-0566-x

Salt-assisted synthesis of tree-like oriented SnO

1. State Key Laboratory for Heavy Oil Processing, PetroChina Key Laboratory of Catalysis, China University of Petroleum, Qingdao 266555, China; 2. College of Material Science and Technology, Shandong University of Science and Technology, Qingdao 266510, China

Available online:2011-06-05

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Tree-like SnO nanodendrites in large amounts have been prepared through two-step reactions. The nanoparticles used as the precursors have taken aggregation forming tree-like or string of nanodendrtie. The samples were characterized by X-ray diffraction (XRD), transmission electron microscopy (TEM), high-resolution transmission electron microscopy (HRTEM) and energy dispersive spectrometer (EDS), respectively. The results showed that molar ratio of the ethanol/distilled water is an important factor for formation of the different dendrite structures. There are different morphologies between tree-like SnO nanowhiskers and bunch of SnO nanorods. However, they are growing along the .

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