Tetranuclear Copper (II) schiff base complexes as new precursor for synthesis of CuO nanoparticles by solid-state thermal decomposition

Document Type: Short Communication

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Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, Golestan University, Gorgan, Iran.

10.7508/ijnd.2014.06.011

Abstract

In this paper, we used tetranuclear copper (II) Schiff base complexes, [Cu4 (μ-sal2hn) (μ-N3)2(N3)2] (1) and [Cu4 (μ-salophen) (μ1, 1-N3)2(N3)2] (2), as new precursor in solid-state thermal decomposition for the synthesis of CuO nanoparticles. The crystallinity, purity and morphology of the CuO nanoparticles were characterized by Fourier transform infrared (FT-IR), X-ray diffraction (XRD) and scanning electron microscopy (SEM).

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