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Bulletin of the Korean Chemical Society (BKCS)

ISSN 0253-2964(Print)
ISSN 1229-5949(Online)
Volume 30, Number 10
BKCSDE 30(10)
October 20, 2009 

Sonochemical Synthesis of Amorphous Zinc Phosphate Nanospheres
Seung Ho Jung, Eugene Oh, Daeseob Shim, Da Hye Park, Seungho Cho, Bo Ram Lee, Yeon Uk Jeong, Kun Hong Lee*, Soo Hwan Jeong*
Zinc phosphate, Nanosphere, Ultrasound, Sonochemistry
Amorphous zinc phosphate nanospheres were prepared via a sonochemical route. Zinc phosphate nanospheres were uniform in shape with an average diameter of 210 nm. The average diameter of nanospheres could be controlled by changing the pH of a precursor solution. This sonochemical method is simple, facile, economical, and environmentally benign. Non-crystalline characteristics of as-prepared zinc phosphate nanospheres were confirmed by X-ray diffraction, transmission electron microscopy, and FT-IR spectroscopy analyses. We believe this technique will be readily adopted in realizing other forms of zinc phosphate nanostructures.
2280 - 2282
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