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Hydrothermal Synthesis of (001) Facet Highly Exposed ZnO Plates: A New Insight into the Effect of Citrate

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Department of Chemical Engineering, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084, China
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Key Laboratory of Synthetic and Biological Colloids, Ministry of Education, School of Chemical and Material Engineering, Jiangnan University, Wuxi 214122, China
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Crystals 2019, 9(11), 552; https://doi.org/10.3390/cryst9110552
Received: 22 September 2019 / Revised: 16 October 2019 / Accepted: 22 October 2019 / Published: 24 October 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Zinc Oxide Nanomaterials and Based Devices)
In this work, two synthesis routes were applied to investigate the effect of citrates on the construction of the ZnO structure. Well-dispersed ZnO plates with (001) facet highly exposed were prepared via one-step hydrothermal route, while ZnO nanoparticles were obtained via two-step route. In one-step route, citrates were added before the formation of Zn(OH)2 precursor, while citrates were added after the formation of Zn(OH)2. For the first time, the interaction between citrates and the Zn(OH)2 precursor was investigated and citrates that participated in the formation of Zn(OH)2 were the main cause for (001) facet exposed structure construction. A growth mechanism about the formation of ZnO plates in the presence of citrates was proposed. The as-prepared ZnO plates showed enhanced photocatalytic activity for the degradation of methylene blue (MB). View Full-Text
Keywords: ZnO plates; Citrate; Hydrothermal; Growth mechanism; Photocatalysis ZnO plates; Citrate; Hydrothermal; Growth mechanism; Photocatalysis
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Luo, S.; Chen, R.; Xiang, L.; Wang, J. Hydrothermal Synthesis of (001) Facet Highly Exposed ZnO Plates: A New Insight into the Effect of Citrate. Crystals 2019, 9, 552. https://doi.org/10.3390/cryst9110552

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Luo S, Chen R, Xiang L, Wang J. Hydrothermal Synthesis of (001) Facet Highly Exposed ZnO Plates: A New Insight into the Effect of Citrate. Crystals. 2019; 9(11):552. https://doi.org/10.3390/cryst9110552

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Luo, Shirui, Ruosong Chen, Lan Xiang, and Jing Wang. 2019. "Hydrothermal Synthesis of (001) Facet Highly Exposed ZnO Plates: A New Insight into the Effect of Citrate" Crystals 9, no. 11: 552. https://doi.org/10.3390/cryst9110552

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