1. Vaidehi Katoch,
  2. Jaskaran Singh,
  3. Neeta Raj Sharma and
  4. Ravinder Pal SinghORCID Logo

Submitting author affiliation: Lovely Professional University, Phagwara, India

Beilstein Arch. 2020, 2020103.

Published 14 Sep 2020

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In this investigation, highly crystalline and mesoporous Zinc oxide (ZnO) nanoparticles with the large surface area were synthesized without calcination. Furthermore, the effects of different pH values on structural, physicochemical and textural properties of ZnO nanoparticles were comprehensively investigated. Rietveld refinement implied that the pH variation had significant effects on the crystal structure of ZnO nanoparticles. The phase, molecular and elemental structures confirmed the formation of ZnO as a major phase in all nanopowders. The morphology of ZnO nanoparticles was irregular with an average size of 45± 9 nm. Both phase and atomic structures confirmed the polycrystalline arrangement of ZnO nanoparticles. Moreover, isotherms confirmed the mesoporous structure of all ZnO nanoparticles with superior specific surface area and porosity volume. Thus, owing to the concoction of high crystallinity, superior surface area and porosity volume, resultant ZnO nanoparticles can be effectively employed for diverse multifunctional therapeutic applications.

Keywords: Mesporous; Nanoparticles; Rietveld; Structure; Zinc oxide.

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Katoch, V.; Singh, J.; Sharma, N. R.; Singh, R. P. Beilstein Arch. 2020, 2020103. doi:10.3762/bxiv.2020.103.v1

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