We thank Prof. W. Schnick, Anorganische Chemie, Universität Bayreuth, for recording the UV/vis spectra. This work was supported by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, the Graduiertenkolleg “Chemische Reaktivität and molekulare Ordnung” at the Universität-GH Siegen, and by the Fonds der Chemischen Industrie. W. L. gratefully acknowledges a Heisenberg fellowship of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft.
Cu2O quantum-dot particles prepared from nanostructured copper**
Article first published online: 15 SEP 2004
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Volume 7, Issue 7, pages 652–655, July 1995
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Knözinger, E., Kellersohn, A., Langel, W. and Giersig, M. (1995), Cu2O quantum-dot particles prepared from nanostructured copper. Adv. Mater., 7: 652–655. doi: 10.1002/adma.19950070711
- Issue published online: 15 SEP 2004
- Article first published online: 15 SEP 2004
- Manuscript Revised: 24 FEB 1995
- Manuscript Received: 5 DEC 1994
Higly disperse copper oxides are widely used as catalysts for industrial processes, for example in methanol synthesis. The supports used for these catalysts hamper their characterization of the copper oxide species involved. Here, a procedure for the preparation of unsupported, nanostructured, and pure Cu2O samples is reported. The process involved the production of nanonstructured copper and the subsequent controlled oxidation of this material.