• Fulltext

       

        Click here to view fulltext PDF


      Permanent link:
      https://www.ias.ac.in/article/fulltext/boms/036/06/0981-0987

    • Keywords

       

      Polyoxometalate; green synthesis; nanostructures; surfactant.

    • Abstract

       

      Synthesis of sulphomolybdate (SMO) nanospheres was carried out by using sodium molybdate and a structure directing cationic surfactant, dodecyl pyridinium chloride (DPC) at room temperature by applying green chemistry principles. The composition and morphology of the nanospheres were established by Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FT–IR), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), transmission electron microscopy (TEM), atomic force microscopy (AFM), thermogravimetric analysis (TGA) and inductively coupled plasma atomic emission spectroscopic (ICP–AES) techniques. Nanospheres in the diameter range of 10–100 nm, having the highest population within 50 nm were obtained. The effects of reaction parameters such as concentration of surfactant, temperature and pH of solution on the synthesis of nanospheres were investigated. The mechanism of agglomeration of nanoparticles are also discussed.

    • Author Affiliations

       

      Jadu Samuel1 S Hari Prasad1 M K Sreedhar2

      1. Department of Chemistry, Mar Ivanios College, Thiruvananthapuram 695015, India
      2. Department of Chemistry, University College, Thiruvananthapuram 695034, India
    • Dates

       
  • Bulletin of Materials Science | News

    • Editorial Note on Continuous Article Publication

      Posted on July 25, 2019

      Click here for Editorial Note on CAP Mode

© 2017-2019 Indian Academy of Sciences, Bengaluru.