A simple and general method for the synthesis of multicomponent Na2V6O16.3H2O single crystal nanobelts

Jiaguo YU, Jimmy C. YU, Wing Kei HO, Ling WU, Xinchen WANG

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Multicomponent Na2V6O16·3H2O (barnesite) single-crystalline nanobelts were synthesized by a direct reaction−crystallization growth of bulk V2O5 and NaF powders under hydrothermal treatment without using any templates or catalysts. This new strategy could be extended to prepare other one-dimensional multicomponent nanomaterials including ammonium, alkali-metal or alkali-earth metal vanadium oxide bronzes and other transition metal oxyfluorides. This is an efficient and mild solution method with clear advantages over the traditional high-temperature approach for the large-scale production of 1D multicomponent nanomaterials. The applicability of this approach toward the preparation of other inorganic systems, such as tungstates and molybdates, will be explored. Copyright © 2004 American Chemical Society.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3422-3423
JournalJournal of the American Chemical Society
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2004


Yu, J. G.; Yu, J. C.; Ho, W. K.; Wu, L.; Wang, X. C. (2004). A Simple and General Method for the Synthesis of Multi-component Na2V6O16.3H2O Single Crystal Nanobelts. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 126(11), 3422-3423. doi: 10.1021/ja031795n


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