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Facile synthesis of SrCO3 nanostructures in methanol/water solution without additives

Lishuo Li12, Rongyi Lin2*, Zhangfa Tong1 and Qingge Feng1

Author Affiliations

1 School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Guangxi University, Nanning, Guangxi 530004, People’s Republic of China

2 National Engineering Laboratory for Hydrometallurgical Cleaner Production Technology, Institute of Process Engineering, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100190, People’s Republic of China

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Nanoscale Research Letters 2012, 7:305  doi:10.1186/1556-276X-7-305

Published: 15 June 2012


Highly dispersive strontium carbonate (SrCO3) nanostructures with uniform dumbbell, ellipsoid, and rod-like morphologies were synthesized in methanol solution without any additives. These SrCO3 were characterized by X-ray diffraction, field emission scanning electron microscopy, and N2 adsorption-desorption. The results showed that the reaction temperature and the methanol/water ratio had important effects on the morphologies of SrCO3 particles. The dumbbell-like SrCO3 exhibited a Broader-Emmett-Teller surface area of 14.9 m2 g−1 and an average pore size of about 32 nm with narrow pore size distribution. The formation mechanism of the SrCO3 crystal was preliminary presented.

Nanoparticle; Crystallization; SrCO3; Refluxing