Journal of Nanoparticle Research

, Volume 12, Issue 1, pp 367–372

Recycling dodecylamine intercalated vanadate nanotubes

Authors

    • LQES - Laboratório de Química do Estado Sólido, Instituto de QuímicaUniversidade Estadual de Campinas—UNICAMP
  • Antonio G. Souza Filho
    • LQES - Laboratório de Química do Estado Sólido, Instituto de QuímicaUniversidade Estadual de Campinas—UNICAMP
    • Departamento de FísicaUniversidade Federal do Ceará
  • Oswaldo L. Alves
    • LQES - Laboratório de Química do Estado Sólido, Instituto de QuímicaUniversidade Estadual de Campinas—UNICAMP
Brief Communication

DOI: 10.1007/s11051-009-9744-5

Cite this article as:
Ferreira, O.P., Souza Filho, A.G. & Alves, O.L. J Nanopart Res (2010) 12: 367. doi:10.1007/s11051-009-9744-5

Abstract

In this article, we report the thermal decomposition processes of dodecylamine intercalated vanadate nanotubes and their recycling process. Structural, vibrational, and morphological properties of the annealed samples were investigated by X-ray diffraction, infrared spectroscopy, and scanning electron microscopy, respectively. The data analysis unveiled that vanadate nanotubes (VONTs) decompose into nanoplates which is isostructural to xerogel, and finally to nanoparticle aggregates whose composition is a single V2O5 bulk phase. These aggregates can be successfully recycled for converting the residues of decomposition process into vanadate nanotubes again.

Keywords

Inorganic nanotubesThermal decompositionIntercalationSynthesis processRecycling process

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