Nano Express

Nanoscale Research Letters

, Volume 4, Issue 12, pp 1512-1516

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Synthesis of Novel Flower-Like Zn(OH)F via a Microwave-Assisted Ionic Liquid Route and Transformation into Nanoporous ZnO by Heat Treatment

  • Jia-kui SongAffiliated withNanomaterials Research Institute, College of Materials Science and Technology, Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics
  • , Ming-bo ZhengAffiliated withNanomaterials Research Institute, College of Materials Science and Technology, Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics
  • , Zhen-jiang YangAffiliated withNanomaterials Research Institute, College of Materials Science and Technology, Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics
  • , Hui-qin ChenAffiliated withNanomaterials Research Institute, College of Materials Science and Technology, Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics
  • , Hai-yan WangAffiliated withNanomaterials Research Institute, College of Materials Science and Technology, Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics
  • , Jin-song LiuAffiliated withNanomaterials Research Institute, College of Materials Science and Technology, Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics
  • , Guang-bin JiAffiliated withNanomaterials Research Institute, College of Materials Science and Technology, Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics
  • , Hai-qian ZhangAffiliated withNanomaterials Research Institute, College of Materials Science and Technology, Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics
  • , Jie-ming CaoAffiliated withNanomaterials Research Institute, College of Materials Science and Technology, Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics Email author 

Abstract

Zinc hydroxide fluoride (Zn(OH)F) with novel flower-like morphology has been prepared via a microwave-assisted ionic liquid route. The flower-like Zn(OH)F particle has six petals and every petal is composed of lots of acicular nano-structure. Nanoporous ZnO is obtained by thermal decomposition of as-prepared Zn(OH)F in air, and the flower-like morphology is well retained. In the process of synthesis, ionic liquid 1-Butyl-3-methylimidazolium tetrafluoroborate is used as both the reactant and the template.

Keywords

Ionic liquid Microwave Zn(OH)F Nanoporous ZnO Flower-like