Keggin POM microtubes: a coincident product of crystal growth and species transformation.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Microtubes of alpha-K4SiW12O40 with the length around 1 cm and inner diameter and wall thickness in the ranges of 7-55 mum and 3-15 mum, respectively, were copiously fabricated by a one-step, template-free aqueous synthesis. The formation mechanism is discussed. The discovered tubular structure of the polyoxometalate is believed to be promising for use in templates, as a precursor of tungsten oxide ceramic microtubes, and for other uses associated with tubular structures.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Xin, Z; Peng, J; Wang, T; Xue, B; Kong, Y; Li, L; Wang, E

Published Date

  • October 30, 2006

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 45 / 22

Start / End Page

  • 8856 - 8858

PubMed ID

  • 17054342

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0020-1669

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1021/ic061218a


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States