What is it about?

We produce a simple method to create very small particles of ZnO inside a porous host by thermal decomposition of Zinc acetate under humid conditions.

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Why is it important?

This method excludes the reflux step of the ZnO precursor to produce smaller ZnO particles ( in quantum size). Also avoid the basic hydrolysis step, which damages the silica host.

Perspectives

This is a simple method to produce quantum-size ZnO particles inside a silica host without damaging the silica host.

Dr Tariq Aqeel
PAAET College of Basic Education

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This page is a summary of: Quantum-Sized Zinc Oxide Nanoparticles Synthesised within Mesoporous Silica (SBA-11) by Humid Thermal Decomposition of Zinc Acetate, Crystals, June 2020, MDPI AG, DOI: 10.3390/cryst10060549.
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