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Study Data from University of Isfahan Update Understanding of Heavy Metals (Nanostructure copper oxocobaltate fabricated by co-precipitation route...

August 12, 2014



Study Data from University of Isfahan Update Understanding of Heavy Metals (Nanostructure copper oxocobaltate fabricated by co-precipitation route using copper and cobalt nitrate as precursors: Characterization by combined diffuse reflectance ...)

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Life Science Weekly -- Investigators discuss new findings in Heavy Metals. According to news reporting from Esfahan, Iran, by NewsRx journalists, research stated, "Nanostructure copper oxocobaltate has been fabricated by a co-precipitation route using copper and cobalt nitrate as precursors. The physicochemical properties of copper cobaltate have been characterized via X-ray powder diffractometry (XRD) and field emission scanning electron microscopy (FESEM)."

The news correspondents obtained a quote from the research from the University of Isfahan, "The X-ray diffraction patterns indicates the presence of a spinel crystalline phase, (Cu0.30Co0.70)CO2O4, copper oxocobaltate with face-centered cubic lattice and Fd3m space group. FESEM images also illustrated a typical hexagonal morphology with particle size 25 nm, showing a good nanoscale crystalline morphology, which corresponds well with their XRD results. The FTIR spectra confirmed the presence of hydroxyl groups bonded to the metals, stretching vibration of the cobalt-oxygen bond in an octahedral coordination and the characteristic band assigned to the vibration of Cu-O bond."

According to the news reporters, the research concluded: "UV-VIS diffuse reflectance spectrum shows a broad band over the whole visible range and broad band between 200 nm and 390 nm ascribed to the ligand to metal charge transfer."

For more information on this research see: Nanostructure copper oxocobaltate fabricated by co-precipitation route using copper and cobalt nitrate as precursors: Characterization by combined diffuse reflectance and FT infrared spectra. Spectrochimica Acta Part A-Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy, 2014;130():309-312. Spectrochimica Acta Part A-Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy can be contacted at: Pergamon-Elsevier Science Ltd, The Boulevard, Langford Lane, Kidlington, Oxford OX5 1GB, England (see also Heavy Metals).

Our news journalists report that additional information may be obtained by contacting M.H. Habibi, Univ Isfahan, Nanotechnol Lab, Dept. of Chem, Esfahan 8174673441, Iran.

Keywords for this news article include: Iran, Asia, Cobalt, Esfahan, Heavy Metals, Transition Elements

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