Synthesis, characterization and formation mechanism of single-crystal WO3 nanosheets via an intercalation-chemistry-based route

De Liang Chen, Hai Long Wang, Rui Zhang, Shao Kang Guan, Hong Xia Lu, Hong Liang Xu, Dao Yuan Yang, Yoshiyuki Sugahara, Lian Gao

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    In this work an intercalation-chemistry-based method to synthesize tungstate and tungsten oxide nanosheets was described. A layered bismuth tungstate (Bi2W2O9) was used as the W-containing starting material. After the bismuth oxide layers were leached by a chloride acid, a protonated form, H2W2O7·xH2O with sizes of 5-15μm, was achieved. The intercalation reaction of n-octylamine with H2W2O7·xH2O in heptane and the subsequent dissolution-recrystallization process led to the formation of tungstate-based inorganic organic hybrid nanobelts. Orthorhombic WO3·H2O nanosheets were obtained by removing the organic species of the as-obtained hybrid nanobelts. After the dehydration of the as-obtained WO3·H2O nanosheets at 250-450°C, monoclinic WO3 nanosheets were achieved. The results of XRD, TEM and SEM indicate that the obtained WO3·H2O and WO3 were single-crystalline nanosheets with areas of (200-500) nm × (200-500) nm and thicknesses of 10-30 nm. The SAED patterns suggest that the WO3·H2O and WO3 nanosheets possessed a reduced directions of [010] and [001], respectively. N2 adsorption measurement results indicate that the specific surface areas of the as-obtained WO3·H2O and WO3 nanosheets were up to 250 and 180 m /g, respectively. The formation mechanisms for hybrid nanobelts, WO3·H2O and WO3 nanosheets were discussed. The proposed novel route was efficient in producing two-dimensional WO3 nanosheets on a large scale.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1325-1330
    Number of pages6
    JournalGaodeng Xuexiao Huaxue Xuebao/Chemical Journal of Chinese Universities
    Volume29
    Issue number7
    Publication statusPublished - 2008 Jul

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    Nanosheets
    Intercalation
    Single crystals
    Nanobelts
    Heptanes
    Bismuth
    Dehydration
    Specific surface area
    Chlorides
    Dissolution
    Crystallization
    Crystalline materials
    Transmission electron microscopy
    Adsorption
    Scanning electron microscopy
    Acids

    Keywords

    • Inorganic-organic hybrid nanobelt
    • Intercalation chemistry
    • Layered compound
    • Nanosheet
    • Tungsten oxide

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    • Chemistry(all)

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    Synthesis, characterization and formation mechanism of single-crystal WO3 nanosheets via an intercalation-chemistry-based route. / Chen, De Liang; Wang, Hai Long; Zhang, Rui; Guan, Shao Kang; Lu, Hong Xia; Xu, Hong Liang; Yang, Dao Yuan; Sugahara, Yoshiyuki; Gao, Lian.

    In: Gaodeng Xuexiao Huaxue Xuebao/Chemical Journal of Chinese Universities, Vol. 29, No. 7, 07.2008, p. 1325-1330.

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    Chen, De Liang ; Wang, Hai Long ; Zhang, Rui ; Guan, Shao Kang ; Lu, Hong Xia ; Xu, Hong Liang ; Yang, Dao Yuan ; Sugahara, Yoshiyuki ; Gao, Lian. / Synthesis, characterization and formation mechanism of single-crystal WO3 nanosheets via an intercalation-chemistry-based route. In: Gaodeng Xuexiao Huaxue Xuebao/Chemical Journal of Chinese Universities. 2008 ; Vol. 29, No. 7. pp. 1325-1330.
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