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Low temperature synthesis of nanocrystalline V2O5 using the non-hydrolytic sol–gel method

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Vanadium oxide was synthesized using the non-hydrolytic sol-gel method. Reactions with two different vanadium precursors, VCl3 and VOCl3, were investigated at room temperature. All raw and heat-treated samples were characterized by powder x-ray diffraction, energy-dispersive x-ray spectroscopy coupled with scanning electron microscopy, and thermal analysis. For the VCl3 precursor, crystalline V2O5 was formed following heat treatments between 200 and 250 °C. Broad diffraction features, indicative of nanocrystalline material, were observed in dried samples for VOCl3, while heat treatment to 250 °C produced well-crystallized V2O5. Interesting porous morphologies with large crystallographic coherence lengths were observed for the heat-treated samples.


  • Nanocrystalline V2O5 was synthesized at low temperature using the non-hydrolytic sol–gel method.

  • Well-defined V2O5 crystallized after heating to 200 to 250 °C.

  • Precursor-dependent morphologies include spheres, fibrous webs and platelets.

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Gadient, J., Livingstone, V., Klink, D. et al. Low temperature synthesis of nanocrystalline V2O5 using the non-hydrolytic sol–gel method. J Sol-Gel Sci Technol 89, 663–671 (2019).

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