Synthesis of single silica nanotubes in the presence of citric acid

Wang, Lianzhou, Tomura, Shinji, Ohashi, Fumihiko, Maeda, Masaki, Suzuki, Masaya and Inukai, Keiichi (2001) Synthesis of single silica nanotubes in the presence of citric acid. Journal of Materials Chemistry, 11 5: 1465-1468. doi:10.1039/b010189n

Author Wang, Lianzhou
Tomura, Shinji
Ohashi, Fumihiko
Maeda, Masaki
Suzuki, Masaya
Inukai, Keiichi
Title Synthesis of single silica nanotubes in the presence of citric acid
Journal name Journal of Materials Chemistry   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0959-9428
Publication date 2001
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1039/b010189n
Open Access Status Not Open Access
Volume 11
Issue 5
Start page 1465
End page 1468
Total pages 4
Place of publication Cambridge, England
Publisher Royal Society of Chemistry
Language eng
Subject 03 Chemical Sciences
Abstract Citric acid has been employed as a structural modifier for the first time to synthesize single silica nanotubes via a sol-gel process at room temperature. XRD results reveal the amorphous nature of the silica framework. SEM and TEM images show that the nanotubes were 0.5-20 mum in length, and 50-500 nm in width. TG-DTA and FTIR results indicate that the possible interaction between citric acid molecules and inorganic species should be very weak. The structural direction of ammonium citrate crystals under appropriate synthetic conditions was argued to explain the formation of particular morphologies.
Keyword Chemistry, Physical
Materials Science, Multidisciplinary
Silica nanotubes
Ammonium citrate
Citric acid
Sol-gel Method
Carbon Nanotubes
Oxide Nanotubes
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology Publications
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