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Acta Phys. Chim. Sin.  2013, Vol. 29 Issue (10): 2286-2294    DOI: 10.3866/PKU.WHXB201307151
Controllable Preparation of Rambutan-Shape AlOOH/Al2O3 Nanomaterials with a Composite Soft Template
XU Jing, QIANG Jin-Feng, WANG Rui-Juan, NIU Wen-Jun, SHEN Ming
College of Chemistry & Chemical Engineering, Yangzhou University, Yangzhou 225002, Jiangsu Province, P. R. China
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Using PEG4000-DL-aspartic acid as a composite soft template, Al(NO3)3 as an aluminumsource and urea as an alkali source, homogeneous rambutan-shaped AlOOH nanomaterials were successfully synthesized by a simple heating method under atmospheric conditions. The effects of the concentrations of reactants and additives on the morphology and size of the particles were studied and the possible formation mechanismof the γ-AlOOH nanostructures was explored. The rambutan-like γ-AlOOH particles had a core-shell structure resembling a ball within a ball. Based on the statistical results fromSEMimages of the particles, the ball diameter, external diameter, shell thickness and length of burr-like projections were about 400, 600, 15 and 60 nm, respectively. Results indicate that γ-Al2O3 retained the morphology of the AlOOH precursor following calcination at 600℃ for 5 h. Brunauer-Emmett-Teller (BET) N2-adsorption experiments showed that the specific surface area of rambutan-shaped γ-Al2O3 reached as high as 299.97 m2·g-1.

Key wordsAlumina nanostructure      Polyethylene glycol      DL-aspartic acid      Composite soft template      Atmospheric refluxing     
Received: 02 May 2013      Published: 15 July 2013
MSC2000:  O614.3+1  

The project was supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (21273194) and Priority Academic Program Development of Jiangsu Higher Education Institutions, China.

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XU Jing, QIANG Jin-Feng, WANG Rui-Juan, NIU Wen-Jun, SHEN Ming. Controllable Preparation of Rambutan-Shape AlOOH/Al2O3 Nanomaterials with a Composite Soft Template. Acta Phys. Chim. Sin., 2013, 29(10): 2286-2294.

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