Acta Phys. -Chim. Sin. ›› 2010, Vol. 26 ›› Issue (03): 695-700.doi: 10.3866/PKU.WHXB20100312

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Synthesis of EuF3 Nanowires in Soybean Lecithin

HONG Guang-Yan, ZHANG Ji-Lin, GAO Qian   

  1. State Key Laboratory of Rare Earth Resource Utilization, Changchun Institute of Applied Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Changchun 130022, P. R. China
  • Received:2009-07-31 Revised:2009-11-16 Published:2010-03-03
  • Contact: HONG Guang-Yan


The precursor was prepared in two steps: the soybean lecithin latex containing Eu3+ ions was prepared first using a EuCl3 solution. The vesicles formed spontaneously in the soybean lecithin aqueous solution and were used as a template. The precursor was then obtained by precipitating Eu3+ ions with NH4F in the vesicle system that was formed by soybean lecithin. EuF3 nanowires with diameters of about 10-20 nm were obtained from the precursor that was annealed at 600 ℃. The formation of the EuF3 nanowires is discussed considering a comparative analysis by fluorescence spectra, Fourier transforminfrared (FTIR) spectra, thermal gravimetric analysis-differential thermal analysis (TGA-DTA), and transmission electron microscopy (TEM) of the products from each stage. Results show that the Eu—O—P bond is formed by the coordination of Eu3+ ions and the nanowires are multi-crystalline phase EuF3.

Key words: Eu3+ ion, Soybean lecithin, EuF3 nanowires


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