A facile solvothermal route to synthesis of gamma-alumina with bundle-like and flower-like morphologies
Journal article, 2009

Boehmite with bundle-like morphology assembled from nanofibres has been successfully synthesized by solvothermal method from AlCl3 center dot 6H(2)O in ethylene glycol (EG) at 200 degrees C for 10 h. Using 1,4-Butanediol instead of EG, the Al-11(OH)(30)Cl-3 with flower-like morphology assembled from nanosheets was obtained at 200 degrees C for 6 h. The gamma-alumina with similar morphology was obtained by thermal decomposition of the boehmite or Al-11(OH)(30)Cl-3 at 500 degrees C for 3 h in air. The products were characterized by X-ray powder diffraction (XRD), Fourier transform infrared spectrometry (FTIR), transmission electron microscopy (TEM), and thermogravimetric analysis (TG). The method is simple and does not need any surfactant or template or base. (C) 2009 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

Solvothermal

nanowire arrays

surfactant

Nanomaterials

Morphology

Microstructure

nanorods

nanostructures

gamma-alumina

boehmite

nanofibers

nanoparticles

nanotubes

growth

Boehmite

Author

M. G. Ma

Beijing Forestry University

Jiefang Zhu

Chalmers, Applied Physics, Chemical Physics

Materials Letters

0167-577X (ISSN)

Vol. 63 11 881-883

Subject Categories

Other Engineering and Technologies not elsewhere specified

DOI

10.1016/j.matlet.2009.01.022

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10/6/2017