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Nanoscale Res Lett. 2012 Jan 20;7:83. doi: 10.1186/1556-276X-7-83.

Structure of reverse microemulsion-templated metal hexacyanoferrate nanoparticles.

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  • 1Chemistry Department, University of Guadalajara, Boul, M, García Barragán # 1451, Guadalajara, Jalisco, 44430, Mexico. escalant@hotmail.com.

Abstract

The droplet phase of a reverse microemulsion formed by the surfactant cetyltrimethylammonium ferrocyanide was used as a matrix to synthesize nanoparticles of nickel hexacyanoferrate by adding just a solution of NiCl2 to the microemulsion media. Dynamic light scattering and small-angle neutron scattering measurements show that the reverse microemulsion droplets employed have a globular structure, with sizes that depend on water content. Transmission electron microscopy and electron diffraction are used to obtain information about the structure of the synthesized nanoparticles. The results show that the size and shape of the coordination compound nanoparticles correspond with the size and shape of the droplets, suggesting that the presented system constitutes an alternative method of the synthesis of metal hexacyanoferrate nanoparticles.

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