Copper Oxide Nanoparticles Synthesis by Electrochemical Method
Keywords:electrochemical method, current density, tetra alkyl ammonium bromide, copper oxide nanoparticles
Copper oxide nanoparticles were prepared by electrochemical reduction method which is environmental benign. Tetra ethyl ammonium bromide (TEAB), tetra propyl ammonium bromide (TPAB), tetra butyl ammonium bromide (TBAB) were used as stabilizing agent in an organic medium viz. tetra hydro furan (THF) and acetonitrile (ACN) in 4:1 ratio by optimizing current density. The reduction process takes place under atmospheric condition over a period of 2 h. Such nanoparticles were prepared using simple electrolysis cell in which the sacriﬁcial anode was a commercially available copper metal sheet and platinum (inert) sheet acted as a cathode. The stabilizers were used to control the size of a nanoparticles. The synthesized copper oxide nanoparticles were characterized by using UV-Visible, FT-IR, XRD, SEM-EDS and TEM analysis techniques.
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