Ultrasound-assisted green synthesis of nanocrystalline ZnO in the ionic liquid [hmim][NTf2]

E.K. Goharshadi, Y. Ding, M.N. Jorabchi, Paul Nancarrow

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For the first time, zinc oxide nanoparticles have been synthesized by the sonochemical method in an ionic liquid, 1-hexyl-3-methylimidazolium his (trifluoromethylsulfonyl) imide, liquid [hmim][NTf2] as a solvent. The morphology and structure of ZnO nanoparticles have been characterized using X-ray diffraction (XRD), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), and transmission electron microscopy (TEM). A possible mechanism is proposed to explain the formation of ZnO nanostructures. (C) 2008 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)120-123
Number of pages4
JournalUltrasonics Sonochemistry
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2009

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
  • Acoustics and Ultrasonics


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