Naskar, Milan Kanti and Chatterjee, Minati (2005) Boehmite nanoparticles by the two-reverse emulsion technique. Journal of the American Ceramic Society, 88 (12). pp. 3322-3326. ISSN 0002-7820

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Boehmite (gamma-AlOOH) nanoparticles were successfully synthesized by the two-reverse emulsion technique at 90 degrees +/- 1 degrees C under constant agitation with varying Al3+ concentrations in the aqueous solution. A mixture of cyclohexane and the surfactant, sorbitan monooleate (Span 80), constituted the support solvent in the reverse emulsions. The synthesized particles were characterized by thermogravimetry, differential thermal analysis, Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR), X-ray diffraction (XRD), particle size analysis, and transmission electron microscopy (TEM). XRD and FTIR results confirmed crystalline boehmite formation at 90 degrees +/- 1 degrees C. The average particle size of boehmite was found to be 10 nm. The spherical morphology of the boehmite nanoparticles was confirmed by TEM.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Structural Clay Products
Divisions: Sol Gel
Depositing User: Bidhan Chaudhuri
Date Deposited: 20 Mar 2012 06:53
Last Modified: 20 Mar 2012 06:53

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