A green chemical route for the synthesis of Mn3O4 nanoparticles


Durmuş Z., KAVAS H., Baykal A., Toprak M. S.

CENTRAL EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF CHEMISTRY, vol.7, no.3, pp.555-559, 2009 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 7 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Doi Number: 10.2478/s11532-009-0049-4
  • Title of Journal : CENTRAL EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF CHEMISTRY
  • Page Numbers: pp.555-559

Abstract

A novel environmental friendly, room temperature route using an ionic liquid 1-n-butyl-3-methylimidazolium hydroxide ([BMIM]OH) for the synthesis of Mn3O4 nanoparticles is presented. The product was characterized using Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy, X-ray powder diffraction, and transmission electron microscopy. Phase purity was confirmed by XRD, and X-ray line profile fitting determined a crystallite size of 42 +/- 11 nm. TEM analysis revealed various morphologies. EPR measurements have indicated the existence of long-range interactions, due to the wide range of particle sizes and morphologies observed