The synthesis and characterization of nickel oxide nanoparticles via solid state thermal decomposition of a dinuclear nickel(II) complex, [Ni2(Brsal-1,3-ph)2] as a new precursor is reported. [Ni2(Brsal-1,3-ph)2] complex is characterized by elemental analyses and Fourier transform infrared (FT-IR) spectroscopy. Thermogravimetric analysis reveals its thermal stability and decomposition pattern. Solid state thermal decomposition of the complex at 450 °C for 3 h produces nickel oxide nanoparticles which are characterized by FT-IR spectroscopy, X-ray powder diffraction, scanning electron microscopy (SEM), and transmission electron microscopy (TEM). SEM and TEM images demonstrate the square shape of the NiO nanoparticles of between 10 and 15 nm.
Ni(II) Schiff base complex Nanoparticles XRD SEM TEM
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A. D. Khalaji and M. Nikookar are grateful to the Council of Iran National Science Foundation and Golestan University for financial support.
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