Low Temperature Synthesis of Single Crystalline Iron Hydroxide and Oxide Nanorods in Aqueous Media

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An easy aqueous 'one-pot' synthesis route for the fabrication of single crystalline uniform iron hydroxide (-FeOOH) nanorods at low temperature is reported. -FeOOH nanorods with diameters of 5–37 nm and lengths up to 45–185 nm were obtained by varying the reaction parameters. Addition of ethanol was found to be crucial to control the aspect ratio. After calcination at 250 °C for 2 h the as-obtained -FeOOH nanorods was converted to α-Fe2O3 nanorods. To the best of our knowledge, -FeOOH nanorods having diameter less than 6 nm is reported for the first time.


Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1166/jnn.2011.3687

Publication date: May 1, 2011

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  • Journal for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (JNN) is an international and multidisciplinary peer-reviewed journal with a wide-ranging coverage, consolidating research activities in all areas of nanoscience and nanotechnology into a single and unique reference source. JNN is the first cross-disciplinary journal to publish original full research articles, rapid communications of important new scientific and technological findings, timely state-of-the-art reviews with author's photo and short biography, and current research news encompassing the fundamental and applied research in all disciplines of science, engineering and medicine.
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