New Synthesis of Single-Crystalline InVO4 Nanorods Using an Ionic Liquid
Abstract:In this work, single-crystalline InVO4 nanorods were first prepared by a solution-phase approach in the presence of an ionic liquid 1-n-butyl-3-methylimidazolium tetrafluoroborate ([BMIM] [BF4]), which could act as a cosolvent and a structure-directing agent in the system. The diameters could be varied easily by subjecting the mixed precursor to different heat treatment temperatures or different durations of time in an oven. Unlike other nanorods synthesized by the microwave-assisted method, the InVO4 nanorods were stable under electron beam irradiation.
Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: State Key Laboratory Breeding Base of Photocatalysis, Research Institute of Photocatalysis, Fuzhou University, Fuzhou 350002, China
Publication date: November 1, 2007