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Low-temperature growth of ZnO nanoparticles: photocatalyst and acetone sensor.
Talanta. 2011 Aug 15; 85(2):943-9.T

Abstract

Well-crystalline ZnO nanoparticles (NPs) were synthesized in large-quantity via simple hydrothermal process using the aqueous mixtures of zinc chloride and ammonium hydroxide. The detailed structural properties were examined using X-ray diffraction pattern (XRD) and field emission scanning electron microscope (FESEM) which revealed that the synthesized NPs are well-crystalline and possessing wurtzite hexagonal phase. The NPs are almost spherical shape with the average diameters of ∼ 50 ± 10 nm. The quality and composition of the synthesized NPs were obtained using Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) and electron dispersed spectroscopy (EDS) which confirmed that the obtained NPs are pure ZnO and made with almost 1:1 stoichiometry of zinc and oxygen, respectively. The optical properties of ZnO NPs were investigated by UV-vis absorption spectroscopy. Synthesized ZnO NPs were extensively applied as a photocatalyst for the degradation of acridine orange (AO) and as a chemi-sensor for the electrochemical sensing of acetone in liquid phase. Almost complete degradation of AO has taken place after 80 min of irradiation time. The fabricated acetone sensor based on ZnO NPs exhibits good sensitivity (∼ 0.14065 μA cm(-2) mM(-1)) with lower detection limit (0.068 ± 0.01 mM) in short response time (10s).

Authors+Show Affiliations

Centre for Advanced Materials and Nano-Engineering (CAMNE), Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Sciences and Arts, Najran University, P.O. Box 1988, Najran 11001, Saudi Arabia.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language

eng

PubMed ID

21726722

Citation

Khan, Sher Bahadar, et al. "Low-temperature Growth of ZnO Nanoparticles: Photocatalyst and Acetone Sensor." Talanta, vol. 85, no. 2, 2011, pp. 943-9.
Khan SB, Faisal M, Rahman MM, et al. Low-temperature growth of ZnO nanoparticles: photocatalyst and acetone sensor. Talanta. 2011;85(2):943-9.
Khan, S. B., Faisal, M., Rahman, M. M., & Jamal, A. (2011). Low-temperature growth of ZnO nanoparticles: photocatalyst and acetone sensor. Talanta, 85(2), 943-9. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.talanta.2011.05.003
Khan SB, et al. Low-temperature Growth of ZnO Nanoparticles: Photocatalyst and Acetone Sensor. Talanta. 2011 Aug 15;85(2):943-9. PubMed PMID: 21726722.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Low-temperature growth of ZnO nanoparticles: photocatalyst and acetone sensor. AU - Khan,Sher Bahadar, AU - Faisal,M, AU - Rahman,Mohammed M, AU - Jamal,Aslam, Y1 - 2011/05/10/ PY - 2011/03/22/received PY - 2011/04/30/revised PY - 2011/05/03/accepted PY - 2011/7/6/entrez PY - 2011/7/6/pubmed PY - 2011/11/1/medline SP - 943 EP - 9 JF - Talanta JO - Talanta VL - 85 IS - 2 N2 - Well-crystalline ZnO nanoparticles (NPs) were synthesized in large-quantity via simple hydrothermal process using the aqueous mixtures of zinc chloride and ammonium hydroxide. The detailed structural properties were examined using X-ray diffraction pattern (XRD) and field emission scanning electron microscope (FESEM) which revealed that the synthesized NPs are well-crystalline and possessing wurtzite hexagonal phase. The NPs are almost spherical shape with the average diameters of ∼ 50 ± 10 nm. The quality and composition of the synthesized NPs were obtained using Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) and electron dispersed spectroscopy (EDS) which confirmed that the obtained NPs are pure ZnO and made with almost 1:1 stoichiometry of zinc and oxygen, respectively. The optical properties of ZnO NPs were investigated by UV-vis absorption spectroscopy. Synthesized ZnO NPs were extensively applied as a photocatalyst for the degradation of acridine orange (AO) and as a chemi-sensor for the electrochemical sensing of acetone in liquid phase. Almost complete degradation of AO has taken place after 80 min of irradiation time. The fabricated acetone sensor based on ZnO NPs exhibits good sensitivity (∼ 0.14065 μA cm(-2) mM(-1)) with lower detection limit (0.068 ± 0.01 mM) in short response time (10s). SN - 1873-3573 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/21726722/Low_temperature_growth_of_ZnO_nanoparticles:_photocatalyst_and_acetone_sensor_ L2 - https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S0039-9140(11)00412-7 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -