Inorganic Materials

, Volume 50, Issue 11, pp 1093–1098 | Cite as

Copper(II) alkyl- and benzylnitrosohy-droxylaminates as precursors for the synthesis of copper(i) oxide micro- and nanoparticles of various morphologies

  • O. V. Kovalchukova
  • Ali Sheikh Bostanabad
  • N. N. Lobanov
  • T. A. Rudakova
  • P. V. Strashnov
  • Yu. A. Skarzhevskii
  • I. N. Zyuzin


We describe the thermal decomposition of a number of copper(II) alkyl- and benzylnitrosohy-droxylaminates via thermostating in polyethylene glycol and 2-dodecyl-1H-imidazole for various lengths of time. This process is shown to lead to the formation of copper(I) oxide nanoparticles, which have been characterized by X-ray diffraction and electron spectroscopy. The starting copper(II) nitrosohydroxylaminates have been characterized by thermogravimetry.


Oxide Nanoparticles Copper Nanoparticles Cuprous Oxide Metal Oxide Nanoparticles Chemical Loop Combustion 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • O. V. Kovalchukova
    • 1
  • Ali Sheikh Bostanabad
    • 1
  • N. N. Lobanov
    • 1
  • T. A. Rudakova
    • 2
  • P. V. Strashnov
    • 2
  • Yu. A. Skarzhevskii
    • 1
  • I. N. Zyuzin
    • 3
  1. 1.Peoples’ Friendship University of RussiaMoscowRussia
  2. 2.Enikolopov Institute of Synthetic Polymeric MaterialsRussian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussia
  3. 3.Institute of Problems of Chemical PhysicsRussian Academy of SciencesChernogolovka, Moscow oblastRussia

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