Facile and controllable synthesis of polyoxometalate nanorods within polyelectrolyte matrix.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Well dispersed polyoxometalate nanorods have been selectively and controllably synthesized within the polyelectrolyte (PE) films via a layer-by-layer (LbL) adsorption-precipitation method. The PE matrix was fabricated by LbL self-assembly technology and then the multilayer films containing polyoxometalate nanorods were constructed by repetitive adsorption of polyanions and subsequent precipitation with counter ions-tetraethylammonium bromide (TEAB). Scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and transmission electron microscopy (TEM) was used to observe the variation of size and morphology of the nanorods. The growth process and composition of the multilayer films containing nanorods were also studied.

Full Text

Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Lan, Y; Wang, E; Kang, Z; Wang, C; Mao, B; Tian, C; Xu, L; Li, M

Published Date

  • December 15, 2007

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 316 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 893 - 896

PubMed ID

  • 17915244

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0021-9797

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.jcis.2007.08.028


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States