Synthesis and characterization of Copper and Copper Oxide nanoparticles by thermal decomposition method

Document Type : Reasearch Paper


1 PG Department of Chemistry,K. M. G. College of Arts and Science, Gudiyattam, 635 803 Vellore.Dt.Tamil Nadu, India.

2 PG and Research Department of Chemistry, Muthurangam Govt. Arts College (Autonomous), Vellore - 632 002,Tamil Nadu, India.



A simple method has been employed to synthesize Copper and Copper oxide nanoparticles from Copper (II) succinate precursor by thermal decomposition method using oleylamine as a capping agent. The particles synthesized with oleylamine and triphenylphosphine were well dispersed nanoparticles obtained from X-ray Diffraction (XRD). The Synthesized copper nanoparticles were characterized by UV-Visible, Fourier transfer Infrared Spectra, X-ray Diffraction, Atomic force microscope (AFM), Scanning electron microscope (SEM) and Cyclic Voltammetry (CV).