Mild solution synthesis of plate-like and rod-like ZnO crystals

Fumihiro Gobo, Takehiro Goto, Tengfa Long, Shu Yin, Tsugio Sato

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Micro-disks and micro-rods of ZnO were successfully synthesized by a mild solution process using zinc chloride as starting material. The morphology of the ZnO crystals changed substantially, depending on the concentrations of the Zn2+ ion and organic additives in the solution. A plate-like Zn 5(OH)8Cl2•H2O precursor with a layered structure could be produced in solutions with high concentrations of chloride ions. The thermal stability, including phase composition and morphology, of the as-prepared Zn5(OH)8Cl 2•H2O in air and water was investigated.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)211-217
Number of pages7
JournalResearch on Chemical Intermediates
Issue number2-5
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Apr


  • Morphological control
  • Simonkolleite, ZnO
  • Thermal stability


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