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Title: Facile combustion synthesis of ZnO nanoparticles using Cajanus cajan (L.) and its multidisciplinary applications

Graphical abstract: Facile combustion synthesis of ZnO nanoparticles using Cajanuscajan (L.) and its multidisciplinary applications.Zinc oxide nanoparticles were successfully synthesized by solution combustion method (SCM) using pigeon pea as a combustible fuel for the first time. The as-prepared product shows good photocatalytic, dielectric, antibacterial, electrochemical properties. - Highlights: • ZnO Nps were synthesized via combustion method using pigeon pea as a fuel. • The structure of the product was confirmed by XRD technique. • The morphology was confirmed by SEM and TEM images. • The as-prepared product shown good photocatalytic activity, dielectric property. • It has also shown good antibacterial and electrochemical properties. - Abstract: Zinc oxide nanoparticles (ZnO Nps) were successfully synthesized by solution combustion method (SCM) using pigeon pea as a fuel for the first time. X-Ray diffraction pattern reveals that the product belongs to hexagonal system. FTIR spectrum of ZnO Nps shows the band at 420 cm{sup −1} associated with the characteristic vibration of Zn–O. TEM images show that the nanoparticles are found to be ∼40–80 nm. Furthermore, the as-prepared ZnO Nps exhibits good photocatalytic activity for the photodegradation of methylene blue (MB), indicating that they are indeed a promising photocatalytic semiconductor. The antibacterial properties of ZnOmore » nanopowders were investigated by their bactericidal activity against four bacterial strains.« less
Authors:
;  [1] ;  [2] ; ;  [3] ;  [4] ;  [5] ;  [6] ;  [7] ;  [1] ;  [2]
  1. Centre for Nano and Material Sciences, Jain University, Jakkasandra, Kanakapura Talluk (India)
  2. Department of Chemistry, B.M.S. Instsitute of Technology, Yelahanka, Bangalore (India)
  3. Nanoscience Research Centre, Department of Physics, Nirmala College, Muvattupuzha, Kerala (India)
  4. Department of Studies and Research in Environmental Science, Tumkur University, Tumkur (India)
  5. CNR Rao Center for Advanced Materials, Tumkur University, Tumkur (India)
  6. Chattisgarh Swami Vivekananda Technical University, Bhilai (India)
  7. Institute of Chemistry, Laboratory of Molecular Catalysis, UFRGS, Porto Alegre (Brazil)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22420571
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Materials Research Bulletin; Journal Volume: 57; Other Information: Copyright (c) 2014 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; COMBUSTION; DIELECTRIC MATERIALS; DIELECTRIC PROPERTIES; ELECTROCHEMISTRY; FOURIER TRANSFORMATION; HEXAGONAL SYSTEMS; INFRARED SPECTRA; MORPHOLOGY; NANOPARTICLES; NANOSTRUCTURES; PHOTOCATALYSIS; POWDERS; SCANNING ELECTRON MICROSCOPY; SEMICONDUCTOR MATERIALS; STRAINS; SYNTHESIS; TRANSMISSION ELECTRON MICROSCOPY; X-RAY DIFFRACTION; ZINC OXIDES