Inorganic fullerene-like nanostructures

Synergic Nitrogen Source Route to Inorganic Fullerene-like Boron Nitride with Vessel, Hollow Sphere, Onion, and Peanut Nanostructures

Cover ImageStructure Research Lab, Department of Chemistry, University of Science & Technology of China, Hefei, Anhui 230026, People's Republic of China

Inorg. Chem., 2004, 43 (2), pp 822–829

DOI: 10.1021/ic0348751

Synopsis

In this paper we describe the large-scale synthesis of inorganic fullerene-like hexagonal boron nitride with vessel, hollow sphere, peanut, and onion structures by reacting BBr3 with the synergic nitrogen sources NaNH2 and NH4Cl at 400−450 °C for 6−12 h. Here, the IF-like BN peanut structure is reported for the first time. The similarity in the structure between h-BN and graphite is responsible for the formation of IF-like BN with nanostructures of vessels, hollow spheres, peanuts, and onions. Section:

Cover ImageAbstract

In this paper we describe the large-scale synthesis of inorganic fullerene-like (IF-like) hexagonal boron nitride with vessel, hollow sphere, peanut, and onion structures by reacting BBr3 with the synergic nitrogen sources NaNH2 and NH4Cl at 400−450 °C for 6−12 h. The composition of products could be confirmed to be pure boron nitride with hexagonal structures by the XRD patterns and FT-IR, XPS, and EDXA spectra. The representative HRTEM images clearly reveal the layerlike features of the products. Here, the peanut-like structure of the IF-like BN is reported for the first time, and added to the list as one kind of new morphology of BN nanomaterials. The similarity in the structure between -BN and graphite is responsible for the formation of IF-like BN with nanostructures of vessels, hollow spheres, peanuts, and onions.

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