Synthesis and Self-assembly of Oxide Nanocubes in Organic Solution

Author(s): Xi Lin, Dewei Chu, Adnan Younis, Sean Li, Feng Dang.

Journal Name: Current Organic Chemistry

Volume 17 , Issue 15 , 2013

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Oxide nanocubes have received great research attention because of their unique chemical, optical, magnetic, and electrontransport properties, which are caused by the strong face-to-face interactions among the nanocubes. One of the main challenges in this field is how to realize larg-scale assembly oxide nanocubes in large scale. This review summarizes the recent progress in the organic solution- based routes for fabrication and self-assembly of oxide nanocubes, as well as related physical and chemical properties. Solvent and surfactants those may determine the growth and self-assembly behavior of the nanocubes are emphasized in this paper. This review aims to present a relatively general understanding of the correlation between the surface interactions and self-assembly behaviors of nanomaterials under organic solution based conditions and potential applications of self-assembled oxide nanocubes.

Keywords: Metal oxide, Nanocubes, Self-assembly.

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Year: 2013
Page: [1666 - 1679]
Pages: 14
DOI: 10.2174/1385272811317150016
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