Journal of Nanoparticle Research

, Volume 13, Issue 2, pp 783–790 | Cite as

Characterization of crystalline silica nanorods synthesized via a solvothermal route using polyvinylbutyral as a template

  • Lin-Jer Chen
  • Jiunn-Der Liao
  • Yu-Ju Chuang
  • Yaw-Shyan Fu
Research Paper


The preparation of crystalline silica nanorods is presented. Crystalline silica nanorods were synthesized via a simple solvothermal route using polyvinylbutyral (PVB) as a template in an autoclave with ethylenediamine as a solvent at 180 °C for 25 h. Silica nanorods with diameters in the range of 50–80 nm were obtained. The solvothermal route with a PVB template played affected the crystallization process and the growth of the silica nanorods. The as-synthesized products were characterized using X-ray diffraction, energy dispersive spectrometry, scanning electron microscopy, and transmission electron microscopy.


Solvothermal Silica Polyvinylbutyral Ethylenediamine Nanostructures 



This study has been supported in part by National Science Council of Taiwan (project number: NSC 97-2113-M-024-002-MY2).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Lin-Jer Chen
    • 1
  • Jiunn-Der Liao
    • 1
  • Yu-Ju Chuang
    • 1
  • Yaw-Shyan Fu
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Materials Science and EngineeringNational Cheng Kung UniversityTainanTaiwan
  2. 2.Department of GreenergyNational University of TainanTainanTaiwan

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