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Research Article, J Nanomater Mol Nanotechnol Vol: 5 Issue: 1

CuO/TiO2 Metal Oxide Nanocomposite Synthesis via Room Temperature Ionic Liquid

Ashok CH, Rao VK* and Shilpa Chakra CH
Centre for Nano Science and Technology, Institute of Science and Technology, Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University Hyderabad, Kukatpally, Telangana, India
Corresponding author : Rao VK
Centre for Centre for Nano Science and Technology, Institute of Science and Technology, Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University Hyderabad, Kukatpally, Telangana, India,
E-mail: [email protected] gmail.com
Received: January 19, 2015 Accepted: March 10, 2016 Published: March 16, 2016
Citation: Ashok CH, Rao VK, Shilpa Chakra CH (2016) CuO/TiO2 Metal Oxide Nanocomposite Synthesis via Room Temperature Ionic Liquid. J Nanomater Mol Nanotechnol 5:1. doi:10.4172/2324-8777.1000178

Abstract

CuO/TiO2 Metal Oxide Nanocomposite Synthesis via Room Temperature Ionic Liquid

Metal oxides of CuO/TiO2 nanocomposite were successfully synthesized by facile microwave-assisted method using room temperature ionic liquid (RTIL). RTILs have extremely low volatility, wide liquid temperature range and readily dissolve many organic, inorganic and organometallic compounds. Microwave-assisted method is performed under atmospheric pressure and the size of the particles can be easily controlled. The as synthesized nanocomposites were characterized by x-ray diffraction (XRD), particle size analyzer (PSA), transmission electron microscope (TEM), Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR) and thermo gravimetric-differential thermal analysis (TG-DTA). The structural properties and stability of the nanocomposites were shown using supportive results from XRD, PSA and TEM. FTIR spectra displayed various bands that confirm formation of CuO/TiO2 nanocomposite. The weight loss of the nanocomposites was observed by TG/DTA. The CuO/TiO2 nanocomposite formed were tube like structures; which can be attributed to the room temperature ionic liquid present in the reaction.

Keywords: CuO/TiO2 Nanocomposite; Room temperature ionic liquid; Microwave-assisted method; XRD; TEM; TG-DTA

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