By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Science Letter -- Data detailed on Nanostructures have been presented. According to news originating from Jiangsu, People's Republic of China, by NewsRx correspondents, research stated, "In this paper rod-like cobalt phosphide (Co2P) nanostructures were successfully synthesized at a large scale via an improved water-ethanol mixed-solvothermal route. White phosphorus and cobalt dichloride were used as starting reactants, hexamethylenetetramine as the pH adjustor, sodium dodecyl benzene sulfonate as the surfactant."
Our news journalists obtained a quote from the research from Nanjing University, "The reaction was carried out at 170 A degrees C for 800 min. It was found that the morphology and crystallinity of Co2P nanostructures could be tuned by the amount of hexamethylenetetramine. Experiments showed that the as-prepared Co2P nanostructures owned good catalytic activity in the reduction of aromatic nitro compounds. Under the presence of 40 mg L-1 Co2P nanostructures, some aromatic nitro compounds, including 4-nitrophenol, 4-nitroaniline, 2,4-dinitrophenol, and 3,5-dinitrosalicylic acid, were fully reduced by NaBH4 within 3-5 min. Also, the catalytic activities of Co2P nanostructures could be affected by the morphologies of the final products."
According to the news editors, the research concluded: "Furthermore, the as-obtained Co2P nanostructures also exhibited good adsorption capacities for Pb2+ and Cu2+ ions in water resources, indicating that the as-prepared product had potential application in environmental treatments."
For more information on this research see: Rod-Like Co2P Nanostructures: Improved Synthesis, Catalytic Property and Application in the Removal of Heavy Metal. Journal of Cluster Science, 2013;24(4):1067-1080. Journal of Cluster Science can be contacted at: Springer, Plenum Publishers, 233 Spring St, New York, NY 10013, USA. (Springer - www.springer.com; Journal of Cluster Science - www.springerlink.com/content/1040-7278/)
The news correspondents report that additional information may be obtained from F.F. Yuan, Nanjing University, Center Modern Analyses, Nanjing 210093, Jiangsu, People's Republic of China. Additional authors for this research include Y.H. Ni, L. Zhang, X. Ma and J.M. Hong (see also Nanostructures).
Keywords for this news article include: Asia, Jiangsu, Nanostructural, Nanostructures, Nanotechnology, Emerging Technologies, People's Republic of China
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