Synthesis and characterization of various surfactants for stabilized CuO powder

Synthesis and characterization of various surfactants for stabilized CuO powder

Alina MATEI, Vasilica ŢUCUREANU, Marian POPESCU, Cosmin ROMANIŢAN, Bogdan BIŢĂ, Ileana CERNICA

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Abstract: In the present work, CuO nanoparticles were successfully prepared by the coprecipitation method using copper acetate (Cu(CH3COO)2) as a basic precursor, sodium hydroxide (NaOH) as a precipitator material, sodium dodecyl sulfate (SDS) and cetyltrimethylammonium bromide (CTAB) as anionic and cationic surfactants, respectively. The synthesized powders samples were characterized by Fourier transform infrared spectrometry (FT-IR), field emission scanning electron microscopy (FESEM) and X-ray diffraction (XRD). The investigation showed that the added types of surfactants have effects on the decrease of the crystallite size, on the CuO particles morphology, shape and uniform distribution as it is noticed in the XRD and SEM characterizations. Additionally, the FTIR spectra for all the powders samples showed the same Cu-O stretching vibration mode which indicates the presence of a crystalline CuO monoclinic structure. The obtained results create premises for further advanced the applications of CuO powders in various domains.

Copper oxide, Nanoparticles, Surfactants, Chemical method

Published online 11/5/2018, 9 pages
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Citation: Alina MATEI, Vasilica ŢUCUREANU, Marian POPESCU, Cosmin ROMANIŢAN, Bogdan BIŢĂ, Ileana CERNICA, ‘Synthesis and characterization of various surfactants for stabilized CuO powder’, Materials Research Proceedings, Vol. 8, pp 52-60, 2018


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