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Synthesis of Monodispersed Tantalum(V) oxide Nanospheres by an Ethylene Glycol Mediated Route

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Baruwati, B. AND R. S. VARMA. Synthesis of Monodispersed Tantalum(V) oxide Nanospheres by an Ethylene Glycol Mediated Route. Crystal Growth and Design. American Chemical Society, Washington, DC, 10(8):3424-3428, (2010).

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Tantalum(V) oxide (Ta2O5) nanospheres have been synthesized by a very simple ethylene glycol mediated route. The two-step process involves the formation of glycolate nanoparticles and their subsequent hydrolysis and calcination to generate the final Ta2O5 nanospheres. The synthesized particles are characterized by XRD, TEM and SEM. The particles sizes could be tailored from 50 nm to 500 nm or more by changing the reaction conditions. The final particles are highly dispersed under appropriate reaction conditions. The process does not require any specific equipment or high vacuum technique for the production of the nanoparticles.

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Record Type: DOCUMENT (JOURNAL/PEER REVIEWED JOURNAL)
Product Published Date: 08/04/2010
Record Last Revised: 01/25/2011
OMB Category: Other
Record ID: 223606

Organization:

U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

OFFICE OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

NATIONAL RISK MANAGEMENT RESEARCH LABORATORY

SUSTAINABLE TECHNOLOGY DIVISION

CLEAN PROCESSES BRANCH