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Title: Application of glucose as a green capping agent and reductant to fabricate CuI micro/nanostructures

Graphical abstract: - Highlights: • CuI nanostructures were prepared via a simple precipitation method. • Glucose as a green capping agent and reductant was applied. • The effect of glucose concentration on the morphology of CuI was investigated. • According to XRD results, pure cubic phase CuI have been formed by using glucose. - Abstract: In this work, CuI micro/nanostructures have been successfully prepared via a simple precipitation route at room temperature. By using glucose as a clean reducing agent with different concentrations, CuI micro/nanostructures with various morphologies were obtained. Besides glucose, Na{sub 2}SO{sub 3}, KBH{sub 4} and N{sub 2}H{sub 4}·H{sub 2}O have been applied as reductant. X-ray diffraction (XRD), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), photoluminescence spectroscopy, X-ray energy dispersive spectroscopy (EDS) and Fourier transformed infrared (FT-IR) spectroscopy were used to characterize the as-produced CuI micro/nanostructures. According to the XRD results, it was found that pure cubic phase CuI have been formed by using glucose.
Authors:
 [1] ;  [1] ;  [2] ;  [3] ;  [4]
  1. Institute of Nano Science and Nano Technology, University of Kashan, P.O. Box 87317-51167, Kashan, Islamic Republic of Iran (Iran, Islamic Republic of)
  2. Young Researchers Club, Arak Branch, Islamic Azad University, Arak, Islamic Republic of Iran (Iran, Islamic Republic of)
  3. Fuel Cycle Research School, NSTRI, P.O. Box 11365–8486, Tehran, Islamic Republic of Iran (Iran, Islamic Republic of)
  4. Center for Nanoscience and Technology, IST, Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University Hyderabad, Hyderabad 500085, Andhra Pradesh (India)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22341814
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Materials Research Bulletin; Journal Volume: 49; Other Information: Copyright (c) 2013 Elsevier Science B.V., Amsterdam, The Netherlands, All rights reserved.; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; 77 NANOSCIENCE AND NANOTECHNOLOGY; ABSORPTION SPECTROSCOPY; COPPER IODIDES; FOURIER TRANSFORMATION; GLUCOSE; INFRARED SPECTRA; NANOSTRUCTURES; PHOTOLUMINESCENCE; SCANNING ELECTRON MICROSCOPY; X RADIATION; X-RAY DIFFRACTION